Hatton’s of Liverpool has announced that it will be producing models of the Warwell bogie well wagon in ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge as well as a ‘OO’ gauge model of the Beilhack snowplough.
All three models are being produced directly by Hatton’s at a manufacturing site in China with the Warwell wagons being programmed to arrive first in the fourth quarter of 2017. The snowplough will follow in the first quarter of 2018.
Both models will cater for detail differences in the vehicles with the 1942 introduced Warwell being produced with original diamond frame and replacement Gloucester GPS bogies. Liveries for the Warwell will stretch from LNER 1940s period through to post-2000 Ministry of Defence colour schemes with ‘OO’ versions priced at £33 in pristine condition and £37 for weathered versions. The ‘O’ gauge model is priced at £85 with a smaller range of livery options.
The Beilhack snowplough models the Class 40 and 45 bogies converted for the ploughing duties in 1984. Classified ZZA these ploughs were seen during on test runs out of season as well as in operation during periods of snowfall. Hatton’s new model will be produced in BR yellow, BR yellow with Network SouthEast branding, Railtrack black and Network Rail black. The price per model will be £43.
Full details of both projects are available at www.hattons.co.uk together with pre-ordering options.