WD/MoD Warwell Wagon in O Gauge
The first project to be produced exclusively by Hatton's Model Railways is the 50 ton 'Warwell' wagon. This page will provide you with all the information you need on the prototype, models available to order and updates on the project along the way. The wagons are available now and you can see updates from across the product development cycle below.
Scale and Gauge
7mm 1:43 Scale - O Gauge
Screw link (Dummy buckeyes fitted)
Minimum Curve Radius
Radius 2 (1020mm 40.5 inches)
Separate Detailing parts?
Pre-fitted to model
Project Development Updates
All 10 Variants Released!
Right on schedule, our O Gauge Warwell wagons have now arrived into stock at Hatton's. Available in 10 different liveries, covering several eras - the new wagons feature the same precision detailing and exquisite livery application as our original OO gauge models. Order your new wagons by using the links above.
Running Video Released & Release Date Announced
We are pleased to reveal that the wagons have now left the factory and will arrive with us during w/c 8th January 2018.
Take a look at our running video of all 10 wagons below. Just like the OO gauge variants released earlier this year, they perform flawlessly and look beautiful. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Production Samples Received
We have now received final production samples for all ten versions of our Warwell Wagons. We're very impressed with how they look and we hope you are too!
Stay tuned for further updates on this project, including expected delivery dates.
Painted Samples Received
We've just received colour samples for the O Gauge versions of our Warwell wagons. The colours being used have been carried over from the OO Gauge specifications.
Once again we will be using these samples to double check colour rendition and quality of the printing for the data panels and builders plates.
Any improvements or corrections that are needed will be noted with the factory ahead of receiving final production samples.
Once again, we're very happy with how these are looking so far and can't wait to get hold of the final product.
H7-WW-701 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies MS.1 in WD livery (GWR)
H7-WW-702 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies WW.55 in WD livery (LMS)
H7-WW-703 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies in WD livery (LNER)
H7-WW-704 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies MODA95560 in MOD 1970s olive
H7-WW-705 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies M360333 in BR grey
H7-WW-706 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies M360329 in BR Gulf red
H7-WW-707 Warwell wagon 50t with diamond frame bogies ADRW96501 in BR engineers yellow
H7-WW-708 Warwell wagon 50t with Gloucester GPS bogies MODA95511 in MOD 1970s olive
H7-WW-709 Warwell wagon 50t with Gloucester GPS bogies MODA95537 in MOD 1990s olive
H7-WW-710 Warwell wagon 50t with Gloucester GPS bogies MODA95536 in MOD 2000s olive
First Engineering Samples received
We're just opened a very exciting package containging the first samples of the O Gauge versions of our exclusive Warwell wagons. First EPs do not contain all of the very fine detail that will be present on the finished model but show the major tooling variations that need to be present.
Take a look at the photos below and feel free to share your thoughts with us.
Version showing the Gloucester GPS bogies (WW-708 to WW-710)
Version showing diamond frame bogies (WW-701 to WW-707)
Coupling detail showing the working screw-link and chains.
Side view of the version showing diamond frame bogies.
Here's a comparison showing the first EP of the OO Gauge version next to the new O Gauge first EP.
We have today announced that we are producing 2 new models of the War Department/Ministry of Defence Warwell 50t bogie well wagon in OO and O scales. There will be detail variations to cover all of the major versions of the wagon and liveries covering introduction to the present day.
The 50 ton bogie well wagons were introduced in 1942 for the transport of Sherman tanks from ports to holding depots as the current Warflat wagons were too tall to accommodate them. They were found to be very useful for other loads as well so after the war British Railways loaned and then bought a number of the wagons to use. Some stayed with the Military and, in the 1970s, were refurbished with new bogies to bring them into line with the new Warflats being built at the time. They continued in service and can still be seen today transporting the latest armour and other military equipment. In BR service some were modified to carry steel (with bolsters added) or rail panels (with a false deck added) and both of these modifications are to be catered for in the OO model. Both scales models will be designed so that the wagon can be produced with or without the screw jacks, extra couplings and other parts removed for use in BR service.
Delivery of models in both scales is due in Q4 2017 and are being produced in China by a supplier which already supplies quality models to the UK market as well as HO, N, O and TT models for the European and US markets.
The specification for the wagons is as follows:
Fully detailed bodyshell
Separately fitted end detailing pre fitted in factory (brake pipes, lamp irons etc)
Fully detailed underframe (including brake rigging and hangers)
Deck has all surface textures modelled
Metal axles (1 wheel insulated)
Finescale wheel profile (For O)
Fully printed body and sole bar
Working screw link coupling (for O)
Screw jacks and extra couplings fitted as separate parts