Updated: Dapol 'O' gauge HBA/HEA hoppers
Dapol has added the 32.5ton HBA hopper to its ‘O’ gauge HEA wagon project plans, first announced back in 2014 and confirmed identities and liveries for the initial batch of releases.
Eight models are now planned in total including HEA 360104 in BR Railfreight red and grey (Cat No. 7F-047-001), HEA 360000 in BR Railfreight red and grey (7F-047-002), HBA 360114 in BR freight brown (7F-047-003), HEA 360354 in EWS maroon (7F-047-004), HEA 360392 in BR freight brown (7F-047-005), HEA 360620 in Mainline blue (7F-047-006), HEA 360208 in Transrail blue (7F-047-007) and HBA 360626 in BR freight brown (7F-047-008).
The models will feature a die-cast compensated chassis, highly-detailed hopper body, sprung metal buffers, separately applied detailing, turned metal wheels, brass bearing pockets, sprung instanter couplings and more.
Having reached the CAD stage of the development process, following a few small modifications, the project is expected to progress to tooling.
Priced at £54.95 each, delivery is anticipated during the first half of 2022.
Visit www.dapol.co.uk for more information.