R7 M Cattle Wagon Kit
The first wagon of the pattern represented by our kit was M 491, released for traffic 20th December, 1897. Of steel and wood construction and consequently more durable than all wooden wagons previously used, construction was carried on intermittently until 1922. Some 620 wagons of this type were either constructed new or 'rebuilt from the earlier wooden varieties of M wagon. A further 150 wagons to a modernised design incorporating a separate handbrake similar to contemporary GY wagons were constructed in the early 1950's.
Number ranges appropriate to the type of M wagon represented by our kit are listed below:
*Model illustrated has been fitted with handbrake, shunter's steps and couplers (not included).