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E87061 EFE Rail GWR 10T 'Bloater' Fish Van BR Crimson E87061 EFE Rail GWR 10T 'Bloater' Fish Van BR Crimson E87061 EFE Rail GWR 10T 'Bloater' Fish Van BR Crimson
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E87061 EFE Rail GWR 10T 'Bloater' Fish Van BR Crimson

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E87061 EFE Rail GWR 10T 'Bloater' Fish Van BR Crimson

The GWR ‘Bloater’ vans were built for fish traffic from 1916 onwards, to replace an ageing fleet of older designs used to transport fish. Due to the nature of the cargo, the vans were reserved solely for fish traffic and worked mainly from the major fishing ports in Cornwall and Pembrokeshire. Classed as Non-Passenger-Carrying Coaching Stock (NPCCS), the vans were through-piped for steam heating and were rated to run at express speeds with passenger trains. Three variants of the ‘Bloater’ are covered by these all-new EFE Rail models – the Diagram S8, S9 and S10. Within these diagrams could be found vans fitted with vacuum brakes and those fitted with both vacuum and Westinghouse air brakes – the latter were coded ‘Bloater A’, but by the early-1930s these had seen their air brakes removed and were recoded to ‘Bloater’.

Longer than a standard goods van, the ‘Bloaters’ sported three pairs of doors on each side and the first, the Diagram S8s, had louvres in the body sides and ends and these were followed by the S9s which were the same except for the addition of shell roof ventilators. For the Diagram S10 the GWR did away with the side and end louvres and this model depicts one such S10, albeit in later life without the roof ventilators it would have been built with. The detailed underframe features brake gear and pipe runs, whilst footboards are separately fitted to each side of the van and metal spoked wheelsets are employed. At either end can be found sprung buffers, along with tension lock couplings which are mounted to a close-coupling mechanism via NEM pockets.


  • EFE Rail OO Scale
  • Era 4
  • Pristine BR Crimson Livery
  • Running No. W2661W
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Accessory Pack
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Close Coupling Mechanisms

Length 128mm

E87061 EFE Rail GWR 10T 'Bloater' Fish Van BR Crimson
OO Gauge
£ 25.49 Saving £4.46 (14.89%) on RRP (£29.95)
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