Accurascale unveils new 'OO' 21ton mineral wagons
Accurascale has revealed plans for two new 'OO' gauge 21ton steel mineral open wagons as part of an expanding 'Powering Britain' range of wagons, which already includes the 24.5ton HUO hopper wagon and recently-announced HYA and IIA bogie hoppers for 'OO'.
These all-new wagons will portray BR diagram 1/107 unfitted and 1/120 vacuum braked examples which were later reclassified MDO and MDV vehicles respectively.
First introduced in 1950, the unfitted wagons lasted in service until the late 1980s, while the vacuum braked vehicles appeared in the early 1960s and remained in service until the early 1990s. Both types were synonymous with coal trains as well as mineral and scrap metal traffic.
Currently at an advanced stage of development, the first Engineering Prototype samples have already been received for evaluation. The impressive specification includes plenty of separately applied parts with full chassis and underframe detailing, metal wheels on 26mm pinpoint axles (to aid EM/P4 conversion) and small tension lock couplings in NEM pockets. The wagons' tooling suite will also cater for further variants and wagons on this chassis in the future.
Both versions of these distinctive twin side door 21ton mineral open wagons will be offered in a selection of triple-packs containing three individually numbered vehicles in BR grey and BR bauxite covering pre-TOPS and TOPS identities.
Prices are set at £74.95 per triple-pack, while delivery is currently anticipated during the third quarter of 2021.
Visit www.accurascale.co.uk for more details.