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Mermaid ballast wagons discharge their load by tipping sideways, a feature often found on narrow gauge and industrial railways. Metro Cammel introduced the design in 1930 and it continued to be built for 30 years. The early batches were built unfitted and many were converted to vacuum brake at Horwich in 1980. Cambrian make a 4mm kit.

DW100013 ZJO Mermaid

DW100013 ZJO Mermaid

DW100016 + DB989037

DW100016 + DB989037

DB989001 ZJV [1]

DB989001 ZJV [1]

DB989001 ZJV

DB989001 ZJV

DB989009 ZJV MERMAID VB @ Exmouth Junction C&W 81-09-02 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989009 ZJV MERMAID VB  @ Exmouth Junction C&W 81-09-02 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989014 ZJV MERMAID VB @ Ebbw Junction 80-09-09 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989014 ZJV MERMAID VB @ Ebbw Junction 80-09-09 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989018 ZJV MERMAID @ Horwich C&W 80-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989018 ZJV MERMAID @ Horwich C&W 80-08-16 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989023 ZJO

DB989023 ZJO

DB989041

DB989041

DB989046 ZJV

DB989046 ZJV

DB989057 ZJV

DB989057 ZJV

DB989060 ZJV

DB989060 ZJV

DB989069 ZJV MERMAID VB @ Exmouth Junction C&W 81-09-02 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989069 ZJV MERMAID VB  @ Exmouth Junction C&W 81-09-02 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989070 ZJV MERMAID @ Ebbw Junction 80-09-09 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989070 ZJV MERMAID @ Ebbw Junction 80-09-09 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989071

DB989071

DB989072 MERMAID VB @ Exmouth Junction C&W 81-09-02 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989072 MERMAID VB  @ Exmouth Junction C&W 81-09-02 � Paul Bartlett w

DB989093 ZJV

DB989093 ZJV

DB989101

DB989101

DB989118 ZJV MERDOG

DB989118 ZJV MERDOG

DB989143 ZJV

DB989143 ZJV

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:BR, BR Mermaid ballast wagon, GWR, GWR Mermaid ballast wagon, Railway wagon, ballast wagon