ICI Hoppers from Hatton's in Partnership with Oxford Rail
Posted 26 March 2015 - 11:19
Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:04
Just had a look on the Hattons site and there are 20 versions available to pre order covering mid grey, dark grey pre TOPS and dark grey TOPS with the later having options for non ICI branded types. There are also several weathered versions planned. For a potentially complex model and a retailer commission, the advertised price ios somewhat startling at £24 for the pristine versions and £25 for the weathered ones. One of my all time favourite weagons, although limited in geographical use, but long lasting. Was tempted by the Wild Boar model, but the sample on their website lacked rivet detail, so I held back
Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:47
Hatton’s & Oxford Rail OO Gauge ICI Hopper (PHV) Press ReleaseImage previously uploaded to RMweb - Copyright Coachmann - http://www.rmweb.co....52423_thumb.jpgHatton’s are always looking for new ways to bring modellers the best and most sought after product possible and we are pleasedto announce our latest partnership with Oxford Rail. We will be producing the much requested and ever popular Northwich ICIhopper wagon which ran from Peak Forest quarries to Northwich refineries delivering limestone. These wagons ran from the1930’s, with steam traction, through to the 1990’s with all manner of diesel locomotives hauling them. They are instantlyrecognisable with their rugged riveted bodies and plain grey livery which more often than not weathered to a dull brown veryquickly.The wagons will feature everything you would expect from modern OO gauge rolling stock:RP25 wheel profile with 3 hole wheelsNEM coupling pockets and tension lock couplingsDiamond frame bogies (1940’s)Plate frame bogies (1950's onwards)Ladders (where applicable)Vacuum reservoirs, brake hoses and pipingHandbrake wheelsRaised ICI lettering (larger size)Full rivet detailBrake shoes in line with wheelsPin point axles/axleboxesInterior Hopper detail (doors etc)Optional load for wagon (sold separately)Etched metal ladders
Typical, just as my castings arrive!
Ah well, look forward to the RTR Model.
Wild Boar Fell
Posted 27 March 2015 - 14:45
Now I'm a CLC freak, started my spotting at Northenden c1950, but these are not for the faint hearted branch line enthusiast, not at all.
Edited by PenrithBeacon, 27 March 2015 - 14:46 .
Posted 27 March 2015 - 16:07
Cost of £25 has already been stated above so not as bad as you think. I have just ordered 8 for just under £200.
£25 for the weathered version, £24 for the pristine. Have ordered 7 myself and may add more. Hopefully we wont have to wait too long for them. Can't wait personally.