ICI Hopper 1st EP Samples Arrive
Tuesday, November 29 2016
by David Mylett
At the recent Warley show we received the first samples of the ICI hopper from Oxford Rail. They are the First Engineering Prototypes to be produced from the tooling and show all aspects of the models from ‘as built’ to their final condition before scrapping. They are finished in a silver paint to highlight the details and as can be seen from the images, there are a lot of rivets to see!
Overall we are very happy with the look and feel of the wagons, especially some of the smaller details such as the etched brass pipe clips and vacuum cylinder holders and the trussing on the frames.
There are a few minor changes to be made including the raised ICI lettering, which is to be reduced in thickness, and the handbrake wheel on the ’pipe’ side of the wagon is to be re-located slightly to its correct position.
We have completed the colour layouts already and these are available to view on our website. We will now await corrected samples for the wagons and will advise when these are available to view. This should be early in the new year. Release dates for these wagons is still a little too early to tell but we are looking around quarter 3 2017.
All versions are available to pre-order from www.hattons.co.uk/ici
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