As with the Orenstein and Koppel (O&K) JHA wagons, these distinctive hoppers with low track force TF1 bogies were built as inner and outer wagons, with only the outermost ends of the outer wagons fitted with traditional buffers. In addition to ARC colours, they have also carried Hanson livery and more recently some have appeared in plain grey.
Dapol’s newly-tooled models will reflect the prototypical differences between the inner and outer wagons and will feature a die-cast chassis, profiled wheels, buckeye couplings to inner wagons and inner end of outer wagons, close coupling mechanism, sprung buffers (outer wagons) and working tail lamp (outer wagons). The tail lamp will also be controllable through a 6-pin DCC decoder socket for digital operation.
Currently in tooling, ten ‘OO’ gauge models are planned, with six inner and four outer models due for release in the initial batch, split between ARC olive and grey (3+2) and Hanson blue and grey (3+2) colour schemes.
Prices are set at £55 for inner wagons and £60 for outer wagons. Delivery is expected during the third quarter of 2023.
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