Foster Yeoman – 4 plank OO gauge
Limited edition 4 plank wagon with stone load comissioned by East Somerset Models and made by Dapol. Foster Yeoman was a quarry owner in Somerset commencing his business after returning from service in World War 1. Duclote was a small quarry which had previously supplied ballast to the GWR and its ease of access to the railway was a major contributing factor in the companies success. In 1928 Yeoman invested in an asphalt plant at Mells Road. The company survived the Second World War but by 1949 when Foster Yeoman passed away his son, John inherited a business which was close to bankruptcy. John completely rejuvenated the business and would build Foster Yeoman Ltd into one of the big three companies of the aggregate industry. It thrived until 2006 when it was taken over by Aggregates Industries part of a much larger conglomerate. The company bought its wagons from the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Company, the first purchase occurred in 1923 when no. 36 modelled here was one of 100 ordered on 7 year deferred terms and registered with the GWR. ERA’s: 2, 3 and 4. Wagon is in excellent, like new condition with all buffers and couplings intact. Box is in very good condition.
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