Rapido Trains UK 956001 BR ‘Open AB' OAA Triple Pack - Bauxite with ABN yellow spot.

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Expected Delivery Q3 2024 (Subject to change at Manufacturer's Discretion).

Rapido Trains unveils all-new ‘OAA’ open wagon - ‘N’!

What of our modern wagons, we wondered, could we shrink down to ‘N’ in order to complement our forthcoming ‘Peaks’? There was really only one choice: the 45t Open AB open wagon, better known as ‘OAA’.

This was BR’s first fully air-braked wagon. Ashford Works built the 100 new OAAs (Nos. 100000-100099) in 1971. These wagons were long for a four-wheel open, with a 20ft 9in wheelbase. They were BR’s first fully air-braked wagon and had upgraded running gear to cope with higher speeds.

We’re delighted that our new ‘N’ gauge model captures the distinctive look of the real thing, with its mix of steel ends and wooden doors. Despite being much smaller, we’ve been able to include much of the underframe and pipework detail from our ‘OO’ model on to this smaller version, too.

We’ve carefully selected the liveries to reflect the changing roles that the ‘OAAs’ fulfilled. These include the yellow spot on bauxite to reflect the heady days of BR’s ‘Air Braked Network’, the classic red and grey of the 1980s Railfreight era, the grey and yellow of Departmental duties to EWS maroon of the early-2000s, when ‘OAAs’ could still be found in frontline service.

Here’s the specification of our ‘N’ gauge model:

  • Injection moulded construction
  • Wealth of body and underframe details
  • Metal wheels
  • NEM coupler pockets
  • SIX triple packs to choose from