Cavalex ‘OO’ MGR hoppers progress
Decorated samples of Cavalex Models’ newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge HAA/HFA/CDA hopper wagons have arrived with the company’s development team for inspection.
These all-new models are being produced for KMS Railtec and Trains4U, with HAA, HFA (with canopy) and CDA (china clay) examples offered initially, with a series of unique twin and triple packs of wagons available covering BR Railfreight red, Trainload Coal yellow, Saltire blue and EWS maroon cradled MGR hoppers and English China Clay (ECC) and DB branded CDA china clay hoppers. Each HAA and CDA pack will contain wagons with unique running numbers. Ten different CDA hoppers and more than 50 differently numbered HAA hoppers will be available between the two retailers. The HFA hopper variants will be common between both retailers.
Cavalex Models’ new ‘OO' gauge hoppers will feature a diecast zinc alloy chassis, extensive rivet detail, fully detailed underframe, full depth hopper with door and internal support fin detail, separately fitted parts and sprung buffers. Detail differences between vehicles are also being incorporated such as hopper door variations – cross or straight-beam – together with solid ring and brake disc wheels, strengthening bars for the rebodied HAAs, aerodynamic canopies for the HFAs and sculpted hood canopy on the CDAs..
Following assessment, a few minor adjustments are being made before production of the models gets underway.
Prices are set at £32.50 for individual CDA hoppers, £64.95 for CDA twin packs and £89.95 for HAA/HFA triple-packs. Delivery is anticipated during the third quarter of the year.