Cambrian Kits, part No.C110
Single Kit Supplied without Wheels. For wheels see 10 Spoke Wheels or Gibson 3 Hole Disc Wheels
GWR 20T “HERRING” BALLAST HOPPER
Built between 1945 and 1948, P22 hoppers had a disliked bar for operating the doors, rather than the wheel/s favoured by other railway companies.
There were 250 hoppers built, and a further 50 in 1951 as BR D1/582. Some of them lasted until the 1980s. One line on which these saw use in BR days was the Somerset & Dorset. Also seen in Shropshire transporting ballast from quarries. “One-piece” underframe and etched tie bars.