WT’s were used extensively during the Steam days for supplying water to loco depots in dry or hard water areas. They were a familiar sight on Mallee lines to Mildura during drought or used as back up for fire fighting duties. A water tap was positioned at the correct height to supply extra water to steam locos when travelling to areas that didn’t have a good supply of fresh water or water that would clog the boiler tubes being so hard.
They also supplied the various work gangs around the state with fresh water at encampments and were some of the last 4-wheel wagons to be removed from the VR roster in the early 1980’s and were a familiar sight marshalled being Steam hauled locos on enthusiast specials.
Completed kit with couplers available separately and weathering.