Accurascale OO HYA / IIA Hopper Wagons 18/08/2020

Accurascale today announces that its next model will be the HYA/IIA bogie hopper wagon in OO/4mm scale!

Expected Q2 2021, Pre-order today for £74.95 per pack with FREE UK Postage


The Model These hopper wagons are a major gap for any modeller who specialises in the 2007-current scene and it is one Accurascale are delighted to fill.

As you can see in the pre-production photos , the bulky nature of these impressive wagons has been well captured by the model, with a wealth of detail and relief around the hopper doors, solebar, bogies, while the interior is just as detailed as the exterior!

Accurascale will be offering these wagons in a variety of liveries such as unpainted GBRf with coal branding, unpainted Fastline Freight, unpainted Fastline Freight with GE logos, and unpainted former Fastline with Touax logos.

Having received the samples earlier in the year, Accurascale have spent our time assessing the pre-production model you see here, and tooling improvements are due to be completed next month. These include better security of the cabling along the body side, better fit and finish at the top of the ends of the wagons, and finer renditions of the operating handles to name but a few. One wagon in GBRf guise and one in Fastline livery will feature a working tail lamp, bringing additional realism to your operations.

Speaking about the project, Gareth Bayer, Senior Project Manager, said: "Although most closely associated with GBRf and Fastline Freight, the HYA/IIA hoppers have worked with every major freight operator bar EWS/DB making them a key addition to the fleet of any post-2007 model railway and a clear number one on our wagon hit list." "It has been an absolute pleasure to work with WH Davis at Langwith Junction, Shirebrook, to develop this important vehicle for British modellers, who enabled us to get the wagon as close to the real thing, even the bits you can’t see! I look forward to the production models joining our impressive line up of well regarded freight stock."

Decorated samples of these wagons are due in September and should they meet with approval Accurascale will move on to production, with delivery scheduled for Q2 2021.

Pre-ordering is now open with the wagons packaged in pairs for a price of £74.95 per pack.