PRA china clay wagons are next for Kernow

Photo: Kernow Model Rail Centre's newly-announced exclsuive 'OO' gauge PRA china clay wagon.


The 1983 built PRA china clay wagons are being produced as an exclusive product in ‘OO’ gauge by Kernow Model Rail Centre for release in late 2018.

The newly tooled wagon is being developed with the same factory that produced Kernow’s models of Bulleid diesels 10201-10203 (HM125/p66-67). Kernow’s PRA will feature NEM coupling pockets, turned metal wheels and a large number of separately fitted parts.

The fleet of 14 PRAs was built by Standard Wagon at Heywood in 1983. They used underframes recovered from Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM) PVV vans and were numbered RLS6303-6316. They worked between Pontsmill in Cornwall and Wiggins Teape in Scotland with withdrawal from service coming in the early 1990s.

Kernow is producing the PRAs in original allover grey as well as in their later condition with black underframes and buffer shanks. Four vehicle numbers will be available on each colour scheme with a bulk pack of four offering a discount over individual wagons. Prices are set at £39.99 for individual vehicles and £139.96 for a four-pack.

Decorated samples have been received by Kernow and these are subject to revisions of incorrect colours before going into production.

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