Rails and Cavalex reveal ‘OO’ PXA and JXA steel wagons

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned two new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge wagons from Cavalex Models, with the announcement of newly-tooled PXA bogie steel coil carriers and JXA bogie scrap wagons.


A fleet of 54 PXA bogie steel carrier wagons was built in the mid-1980s by Powell Duffryn for use on rolled tinplate and cold reduced steel coil traffic flows from South Wales steel plants, while in the mid-1990s, 38 of these (by now JSAs) were converted for use as bogie box wagons on scrap steel traffic to and from Sheerness in Kent.


Rails of Sheffield’s all-new Cavalex-produced ‘OO’ gauge PXA and JXA wagons are set to reflect identities carried through the years. Pristine and weathered models are being produced, with 28 PXAs and 14 JXAs forming the initial batch of releases.


Already well-advanced, decorated samples of each wagon type have been received for evaluation, with the specification including a zinc-alloy chassis, fully detailed underframe, authentic tarpaulin (PXAs), pivoted split chassis design, detailed bogies and sprung buffers.


Priced at £49.95 (pristine) and £59.95 (weathered) for single wagons, £99.95 (pristine) and £119.95 (weathered) for twin-wagon packs and £149.95 (pristine) and £179.95 (weathered) for triple-wagon packs, release is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

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