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7813 - Shell Tanker Wagon

121 pieces, 1 minifig

leaflet, 2 pages
13.5 x 13.5 cm

Rolling Stock
from 6 years

As an addendum to the sets of the third wave from 1985, LEGO released another 3 stand alone Trains sets in 1986. These were the last sets for of the grey era, and this Shell tanker wagon is one of them.


After a gap of three years, a new Shell tanker wagon was released in 1986. Compared to its predecessor 7816, it looks very much modernized and less bulky. It has some interesting details like a fuel nozzle, which increases playability.

LEGO's partnership with Shell started in 1966, and until the introduction of the fictional gasoline company Octan in 1992, Shell was the common gasoline brand featured in LEGO sets. This set is the last of 3 LEGO Trains sets from the 1980s to feature the Shell brand. In 1980, LEGO released Shell tanker wagon 7816, and train set 7735 from 1985 came with a Shell wagon.

This set was available from 1986 until the end of the grey era in 1990.


The B-model represents a flatbed wagon carrying 4 fuel cans.

based with kind permission on a series of reviews by Christian Andersch; revisions, editing and additional research by Fouke Boss.


Shell Worker

Sticker sheets

5.9 x 2.7 cm

Packaging (3D scan)

The original 1986 box was redesigned in 1989.

version 1 (1986-1988)

click to view the 3D scan

flip-open cardboard box

19.2 x 12.7 x 6.3 cm


version 2 (1989-1990)

click to view the 3D scan

simple cardboard box

19.0 x 14.1 x 5.7 cm

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