🪵 New Bachmann OTA Timber Wagons Arrive

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Bachmann produce a range of OTA timber wagons in OO gauge! A trio of new models showcasing these wood carriers have now arrived in Railfreight, EWS and Kronospan liveries.

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Product Features

Highly detailed model with separately fitted parts including full underframe relief and optional stanchions

Comes included with a realistic timber load

Intricately applied liveries and printing - including weathered versions

NEM tension lock couplings

Prototype Information

During the late-1980s and with an increase in felled timber traffic BR created the OTA Timber Wagons by converting redundant OBA, OCA and VDA wagons. Wagons converted from VDA retained the VDA van ends with their curved tops and it is these conversions that the Bachmann Branchline model depicts. With the van sides and roof removed, stanchions were added, eight on each side, between which the timber would be loaded. 

OTA wagons
Image by Steve Jones

Strongly associated with operations in Scotland, carrying timber from the foresting areas of the Scottish Highlands, the wagons have also worked in other areas of the UK and travel across the network to deliver their cargo to paper mills.

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