🚆 Revolution Announce TT:120 Scale Aggregate Hoppers

Posted by Jack Morgan on

DB Ealnos
Ermewa Ealnos
GBRf Ealnos
Mendip Rail Ealnos
Wascosa Ealnos

Revolution Trains have announced their first ever piece of TT:120 Scale rolling stock - the JNA & MMA 'Ealnos' Bogie Box wagons!


Following on from the release of these modern era aggregates hoppers in both OO gauge and N gauge, these provide a brilliant opportunity for modellers in TT:120 and will be perfect to pair with Hornby's forthcoming Class 66 locomotives in the same scale.


These wagons will conform to existing TT:120 standards in wheels and couplers and will work on all main brands of 12mm track including Peco's range. Models will be offered in DB, Ermewa, GBRf, VTG-Mendip Rail and Wascosa/Network Rail liveries with five different running numbers for each. 


We expect the models to ship in Q2 2025.

Pre-Order Now

£44.95 each

DB CARGO

ERMEWA

GBRF

MENDIP RAIL

WASCOSA/ NETWORK RAIL

Product Features

Highly detailed model with separately fitted parts

Intricate livery application and printing

Standard TT:120 Couplings

Prototype Information

DB Cargo MMA
Image by Dan Adkins

Built by Astra Rail and introduced in 2016, there are now well over 500 'Ealnos' box wagons on the network. Those in use with DB are coded MMA under TOPS; the remainder are coded JNA. 


In UIC nomenclature all are referred to as ‘Ealnos’. The wagons have a number of differences – 9- and 11-rib variants; with and without bodyside access doors. The wagons operated by VTG have different brake equipment. Some are dedicated for Mendip Rail traffic and carry a branded or unbranded silver livery; others are available for spot hire and in a dark blue. Others are in service with Ermewa/Tarmac and feature further variations of bodystyle and braking. Earlier in 2020, several more batches of Ealnos arrived in the UK and entered service with VTG, Cappagh and Touax. 


The Touax wagons, in their eye-catching dark red livery, have 11 bodyside ribs with no door and combine the longer air tank of the VTG versions with the body-mounted parking brakes of the DB MMAs. 


The wagons have spread across England and into parts of Wales as their open, rugged construction allows for easy unloading using a mechanical grab in locations where a dedicated terminal for hoppers with underfloor discharge gear would be uneconomic.


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