Revolution Trains - which uses crowd-funding principles to offer niche models - is offering the HOA stone hopper as its next N gauge wagon.
This model follows the very well received TEA tanker wagons and is a logical progression as it utilises the same bogies.
The wagons were introduced in 2006 for EWS Construction. A large number were repainted into Cemex blue livery, and some are now carrying DB red.
Since then, more have been built for wagon lessors Ermewa, for Tarmac traffic, and VTG, in operation with Mendip Rail.
These vehicles are used for stone traffic from quarries in the Derbyshire Peaks, the North East and the Mendips to customers across Britain, and have also seen service in Anglo Scottish sand traffic.
We plan to produce all five variants so far in service in both single and differently numbered triple packs.
We have been working closely with VTG and with the manufacturers to prepare drawings and are ready to begin CAD work.
At this time we are only seeking expressions of interest via our website, and no money is required.
At Warley today we have been asked by many people whether we plan to offer this model in OO and the answer is possibly, but we are making no further 00 announcements until we have actually delivered the 00 TEA tankers that are currently in development.
Edited by Ben A, 19 November 2017 - 07:48 .