Hot on the heels of the arrival of its ‘OO’ 24.5ton HUO hopper wagon, Accurascale has revealed that it is working on an ‘O’ gauge version of the same wagon design for release in December 2018.
5,263 24.5ton HUO hoppers were built from 1954 with the last being withdrawn in the mid-1980s. Accurascale’s model will represent HUOs built between 1958 and 1962 using research carried out at the Tanfield Railway in County Durham which has surviving examples.
CAD drawing work for the 7mm scale HUO has been completed from scratch with additional detailing above the ‘OO’ models. Accurascale has reported the the ‘O’ gauge HUO will have 104 separate parts and that a range of eight different wagons will be produced, each having different running numbers and lettering. Four will be pre-1973 period wagons and four will be post-1973 TOPS number vehicles.
Accurascale’s specification including new CAD drawing work, a die-cast chassis, compensated axle boxes, instanter couplings with sprung coupling hook, fine profile metal wheels in brass bearings, sprung buffers and more.
Wagons are being sold separately for £49.95 each with two bundle deals available: buy any four pre-TOPS or TOPS variants together for £180, or all eight running numbers for £350.
Visit www.accurscale.co.uk for full details.