Bachmann 32-992 Wickham Trolley Car BR Engineers Yellow OO Gauge

£67.95

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Bachmann 32-992

Wickham Trolley Car
BR Engineers Yellow
OO Gauge

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Bachmann 32-992

Wickham Trolley Car
BR Engineers Yellow
OO Gauge

Brief History 
Wickham Trolley
Wickham of Ware produced a range of lightweight trolleys typically used by permanent way gangs for track maintenance. The type 27 was in production between 1949 and 1980 and over 600 were built and supplied to many countries in narrow, standard and broad gauges.

Mechanically the engine and transmission was usually based on automotive components which when coupled to a reversing final drive allowed speeds of up to 30MPH in either direction, although they were limited to 25MPH on plain line and 15MPH on points. Traveling backwards for any amount of time was not practical due to the forward facing seats and controls. To get around this the trolleys carried a turntable with them – usually mounted on the rear of the trolley above the petrol filler cap. To move materials to site, the trolleys could be coupled to trailers of various designs. Famously a trolley appeared in the 1966 film “The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery” in scenes shot on the Longmoor Military Railway.

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