Accurascale are producing a newly tooled range of Merry-Go-Round (MGR) hopper wagons in OO gauge. A wide variety of models are to be produced covering these important prototypes in conditions from throughout their lifespan with accurate tooling variations. The first batch of models is expected to arrive in Q4 2021, with further examples expected in Q2 2022.
Accurascale will produce the following wagon variations:
Accurascale's MGR wagons will feature:
Expected: Q4 2021 to Q1 2022
The images here show decorated samples for illustrative purposes only.
ACC2555HAA-FM1 - BR freight brown HAA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2556HAA-FM2 - BR freight brown HAA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2557HAA-FM3 - BR freight brown HAA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2558HAA-FM4 - BR freight brown HAA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2560HAA-RR1 - Railfreight red HAA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2561HAA-RR2 - Railfreight red HAA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2570HDA-RR1 - Railfreight red HDA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2571HDA-RR2 - Railfreight red HDA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2572HDA-RR3 - Railfreight red HDA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2580HMA-MB1 - Mainline blue HMA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2585HMA-TC1 - Trainload coal yellow HMA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2590HBA-RR1 - Railfreight red HBA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2591HBA-LH1 - LoadHaul orange HBA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2595HCA-EWS1 - BR freight brown HCA - 3 pack - £74.95
ACC2596HCA-EWS2 - EWS maroon HCA - 3 pack - £74.95
HDA 368308 at Monk Fryston in May 2001. ©Steve Jones
The fleet of MGR wagons were produced to form block trains of hoppers which both loads and unloads its cargo whilst still moving. They were most commonly used for the delivery of coal to power stations. They were one of the few innovations of the Beeching Axe and were introduced in the 1960s. A vast number of wagons were built and saw use across the UK. Locomotives used with MGR wagons had to be fitted with special electronic speed control equipment that allowed the driver to keep the train steady at a very low speed to aid in the loading and unloading process. The decline of the UK mining industry in the 1980s contributed to making many of these wagons redundant and higher capacity coal hoppers replaced many in the early 2000s. The final MGR working was to Hope Cement Works in August 2010.
(Information provided via Wikipedia)
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