Bachmann, Hornby and Dapol have all recently shown off new wagon models.
AS WELL AS the new HST and multiple unit models illustrated previously, the DEMU event saw all three manufacturers present displaying pre-production tooling for new wagons in both ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauges.
One of the key new models on show for D&E era fans is the KIA/IHA bogie sliding hood steel carrier, which is being produced by Dapol. This follows the firm’s ‘N’ version, and like the small scale model, it has a roof that slides one way displaying the interior.
Also on the Dapol stand was the new ‘Grampus’ engineers wagon, which will be produced in vacuum-braked (8-shoe clasp) form (note also the roller bearing axleboxes)…
And also in unfitted style with original 4-shoe push brakes – this model appears to be missing the tie-bar between the two W-irons.
Bachmann, meanwhile, had the BDA Bogie Bolster D wagon on its stand, which was wearing the attractive black and orange colours of shadow privatised freight operator Loadhaul. This is the version with lever brake handle.
‘N’ gaugers were no doubt impressed by the same company’s BRA/BYA steel carrier, which will be released as part of the Graham Farish range later this year.
Finally, Hornby had its new ZBA Rudd, ZCV Clam and ZCV Tope wagons at the show.
The ‘Tope’ is sure to be a popular release, not having been produced in 4mm scale before – although Parkside had been planning to add the vehicle type to its range.
The underframe on the air-braked ‘Rudd’ vehicle correctly features the different arrangement of brake actuating equipment.
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