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BR introduced a new design of large coal hopper wagon in 1954. The original prototype had a unique body (flat of side deeper than end) which (unfortunately) was reproduced in a 4mm kit produced by K’s. Most had a body where the flat of the end was deeper than that of the side but later the style of body was altered so both were the same depth. They also had several different brake riggings, including clasp vacuum brake. A total of 5263 were built. They went out of use in the later 1980s.
A scale drawing of a vacuum braked example is in Monk-Steel, David (2011) Merry-go-round on the rails. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 196 pages ISBN 978-0-902835-30-6.
Scale drawings of all three types in Scale drawings in: Monk-Steel, David (2022) An illustrated history of British Railways Hopper Wagons. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 248 + iv pages ISBN 978 0 902835 42 9
B333005 24½T hopper @ Wellingborough 75-10-12 © Paul Bartlett wB333073 HUO 1-148 Radyr 80-04-12B333137 HOP @ Toton 77-06-04 © Paul BartlettB333184 HOP24 @ Toton 78-09-17 © Paul Bartlett wB333248 HOP 24 @ Wellingborough 75-10-12 © Paul Bartlett wB333266 HOP24½ HUO @ Toton 78-09-17 © Paul Bartlett wB333294 HUO Cond @ Wellingborough 81-04-16 © Paul Bartlett wB333294 HUO diag 1-148 Wellingborough 81-04-16B333304 HUO @ Radyr 84-04-26 © Paul Bartlett wB333320 = 104 @ Onllwyn Colliery 92-07-18 © Paul Bartlett [1w]B333320 = 104 @ Onllwyn Colliery 92-07-18 © Paul Bartlett [2w]B333321 HOP24½ @ Whitemoor 80-06-28 © Paul Bartlett wB333350 HUO 1-148 Wellingborough 81-04-16B333409 HUO 1-148 Newstead Colliery 77-06-04B333475 HUO @ Darlington 80-04-06 © Paul Bartlett wB333492 24½ 1-148B333635 HOP BR 24½ ton Coal hopper unfitted off set V hanger  Tare 09-800kg Diag 1-148  lot 3121 Shildon 1958  @ Derby Works 76-08-14 © Paul BartlettB333722 HUO 1-148 Toton 86-09-20B333786 24½T hopper @ Wellingborough 75-10-12 © Paul Bartlett wB333800 HUO 1-148

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Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
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Keywords:24 1/2 ton hopper, BR, BR Hopper, HUO, Railway wagon