W. H. Wakefield & Co – Gunpowder Van OO


Limited edition gunpowder van produced by Dapol for Crafty Hobbies in 2015. Original box with limited edition sticker no. 50 of 146 pristine models made. William Henry Wakefield founded his business in 1866 which produced different types of explosives in factories Cumberland and Westmoreland. The company had a warehouse and private sidings on land leased from the L&NWR near Milnthorpe Station on the West Coast Mainline. The company built a private tramway to connect to Milnthorpe Station in 1876 and a second tramway to reach a wharf at the Lancaster Canal. The company would eventually become part of the explosives division of Imperial Chemical Industries in 1926. The van modelled here was built by Hurst, Nelson Co Ltd of Motherwell, Scotland. ERA: 2 and very early 3. Wagon is in superb, like new condition with all buffers and couplings intact. Box in excellent condition.

Historical information from Private Owner Wagons A Thirteenth Collection by Keith Turton (Lightmoor Press)

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SKU: OOWHWakefield

Additional information

Weight0.073 kg




Limited Edition

Limited Edition

Wagon Type



ERA 2, ERA 3






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