New Accurascale Exclusive; The ZDV Wagon!
It's been a while since we added a wagon to our famed "Accurascale Exclusives" line of short run models available in special presentation packaging direct in limited numbers from our website only. Our latest run of our 21 ton mineral MDV wagons gives us the perfect opportunity to do something a little bit different, and we like our departmental subjects. So. welcome to our ZDV wagon LDB311717!
ZDV no. LDB311717 was noted as being used by the Electrification Engineers for collecting scrap metal during the latter stages of the Birmingham Cross City Electrification scheme between Lichfield and Redditch, in the period between May 1991 (when the first electrification mast was planted) and June 1993 (when load bank testing was completed).
Very few photographs exist of LDB311717, other than the common view of the wagon in the yard at Kings Norton in January 1993, although a later photograph exists showing it in use as a spoil/scrap dump (probably at Three Bridges); rusting and immobile, and by 2005 it had been removed from TOPS.
Very few MDVs are known to have been used in Departmental traffic, where they would have been recorded as ZDV or ZYV and by 1999 just LDB311717 survived, being allocated to contractor Fastline at Doncaster. A real survivor that hung on well into the 2000s!
Our model faithfully captures the worn look of this long lived wagon, featuring slapdash paint work and markings including its TOPS reclassification.
This model is now in production alongside the rest of our MDO and MDV run and will be in stock with us in Q2 2023 at a price of £24.95 per wagon. Our usual deal of 10% off when you buy two or more also applies! Each model comes in special presentation packaging with a certificate and the entire run is limited to just 500 models.
Pre-order yours by clicking below!