Selected Cavalex Models OO Gauge BBA and BLA are now available to purchase weathered!
Built between 1973 and 1981, the BBA was a slightly longer version of the earlier BAA steel wagon but with a reduced 75 tonne capacity. The heavily constructed long steel carrier was designed to carry ingots, slabs, long lengths of steel, steel coil, and billets.
A prototype of the design was built at BR Shildon in 1973 and was 10ft longer than the earlier BAA type, with deeper solebars. Production followed at BR Ashford with over 500 wagons being built to two design codes: BB001B and BB001C.