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Hornby R6992 United Dairies 6 Wheel Milk Tanker No.4430

24.98 (inc. VAT at 20%)
 (inc. VAT at 20%)
OUT OF STOCK SKU: 4711

Product Description

Hornby R6992 United Dairies 6 Wheel Milk Tanker No.4430
Product Info
Up until the mid-nineteenth century much of London’s milk was supplied by cows kept in cramped urban locations. This proved unhygienic and as a result of a cattle plague this practise diminished after 1865. Around about this time the milk started to be transported into London by rail on frequent express trains. By the 1930s the volume of milk being transported had grown to a high enough volume that it was no longer deemed efficient to transport using traditional goods vehicles. A as a result United Dairies ordered a series of tank wagons, with six-wheeled tankers proving to be the most effective design although four-wheeled wagons were also used. United Dairies ended up operating over three hundred such tank wagons.
Tech Specs
Item Length - Without Packaging (cm)
9.5
Item Scale
1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
Colour
Grey
Operator
Private owner
Livery
Private owner
Minimum Curve (mm)
Radius 1