Lowmac next for Rapido Trains UK

RAPIDO TRAINS UK has revealed that it is developing an all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER/LMS 25ton ‘Lowmac’ low machinery wagon.


Designed for transporting machinery such as traction engines and machine plant, these distinctive well wagons can trace their origins back to the Great Central Railway and were widespread on the rail network, with significant numbers built in the late 1930s for the war effort. They continued in revenue use with British Railways into the 1960s, with some continuing in departmental use.


Rapido’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge model will feature a combination of die-cast metal and moulded plastic construction., together with brass bearings and moulded lashing rings. Each will also include an optional load comprising four replacement wheelsets with scale axles and their carriers.


Currently in tooling, 11 individually numbered Rapido ‘Lowmac’ wagons are planned finished as MAC PV 260863 in LNER red oxide (Cat No. 929001), Code U1R 700729 in LMS bauxite (929002), EP E260885 in BR bauxite (929003), EP E263298 in BR bauxite (929004), Diagram 54a M700721 in BR bauxite (929005), EP B904500 in BR bauxite (929006), ZXQ DB904525 in BR red oxide (929007), ZVV DE263289 in BR engineers’ olive (929008), ZVV ADM700703 in BR engineers’ olive (929009), ZXW KDE263282 in Satlink red and yellow (929010) and ZXV B904502 in BR engineers’ yellow (929011).

Priced at £39.95 each, release is scheduled during the second quarter of 2024.

Visit www.rapidotrains.co.uk for more information