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Happy Hyundais

Posted on September 26th, 2008 in Freight Cars, Railways, Scale Modelling | No Comments »

Intermountain’s new ‘early’ Hyundai 53-footer is here.

Intermountain 53ft Hyundai Container

IF YOU’RE INTO modelling modern US intermodal operations you can never have enough 53ft domestic containers. Intermountain has been a strong supporter of this side of the hobby and after a maddening delay (but not as frustrating as the wait for its Gunderson Maxi-IV wells!), its very useful early-style Hyundai containers are now available, following hot on the heels of the ‘late’ version released a couple of months back.

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New WotW: 18/08/08

Posted on August 18th, 2008 in Freight Cars, Railways, Wagons on the Web | 1 Comment »

The oversized 20-2 tri-level autoracks illustrated.

TTQX802650GB_220506

FOR TODAY’S UPDATE, Wagons on the Web’s attention moves to the massive 20-2 tri-level autoracks that can be found plying North American rails. Never as common as their normal-sized counterparts, they can make for a striking sight when marshalled within a rake of standard height racks.

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New WotW: 17/08/08

Posted on August 17th, 2008 in Freight Cars, Railways, Wagons on the Web | No Comments »

Another 20 engineer’s wagons of various types.

ZCV Clam

FOLLOWING THE SELECTION of departmental vehicles posted previously over several updates, here is a further mix of different types, including ZBA ‘Rudd’, ZCA ‘Sea Urchin’ and ZCV ‘Clam’ wagons.

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New WotW: 15/07/08

Posted on July 15th, 2008 in Freight Cars, Railways, Wagons on the Web | 3 Comments »

A mish-mash of Tope engineer’s wagons.

ZCV Tope

FOLLOWING THE SELECTION of ZBA ‘Rudd’ wagons posted the other day, here is an earlier batch of shots of their sister ZCV ‘Tope’ engineer’s vehicles. These kept their original - albeit rebodied in the 1970s - bodywork, which was reduced in height by a few inches.

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New WotW: 10/07/08

Posted on July 10th, 2008 in Freight Cars, Railways, Wagons on the Web | No Comments »

A selection of Rudd engineer’s wagons.

ZBA Rudd

INTRODUCED IN THE late 1980s, around 2,500 Clam, Rudd and Tope engineer’s wagons were rebuilt for BR by Marcroft Engineering and CC Crump using redundant HTV 21-ton mineral hoppers.

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