HCA Early Canopy
HOP 32 AB
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Photographed model is a decorated sample, and may not be fully indicative of the final model.
Highly-detailed OO gauge model, 1:76.2 scale on 16.5mm track
* Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)
* Weight 40g minimum
* Die-cast chassis for ideal weight
* Detailed interior with rivets, framing, strapping and accurately profiled door 'horns'
* RP25-110 profile OO gauge wheels with separate brake blocks in line with tread
* Sprung metal buffers and dummy instanter couplings
* Super fine plastic parts, incl. air pipes, lamp irons, safety catches, clasp and disc brakes, hopper door operating equipment, etc.
* Etched metal details, incl. brake lever, chassis plates, etc.
* Removable, Kinetic NEM coupler mounts at correct height with mini-tension-lock couplers provided with scale Instanters included
Numerous individual differences between wagon types
* Three body styles: as built, rebodied and CDA
* Two styles of hopper door: 'X' pattern on coal variants and 'straight beam' pattern on CDA
* Original canopy and later 'aerodynamic' canopy styles where appropriate
* Two style of door operating equipment covers, with some later styles featuring 'mix and match' versions!
* Two styles of sprung buffer: Oleo (coal variants) and heavy duty (CDA)
* Three different chassis frame variants for HAA, HDA and CDA versions
* Multiple bufferbeam brake pipe configurations
* Three different wheel variants: bolted disc brake, plain disc brake and standard (clasp brake)
* HBA/HDA feature correct modifications to brake disc caliper operating equipment, additional larger air cylinder, empty/loaded changeover levers and above solebar mounted brake distributor
* CDA correctly features large end air cylinder and above solebar mounted brake distributor, end ventilator boxes, highly detailed roof with textured canvas cover and chassis mounted operating handles
These are really nice pieces of kit and put my old Hornby set (from 20 years ago!) very much in their place. The detail is so good and (so far) the train runs pretty much faultlessly. I bought 9 and they really look the part behind my EWS Class 66.
My only suggestion would be that a "Tail Wagon" with a working tail light(s) would be a really good addition to the rake. Not so easy I guess (unless it was a full wagon) but I’d definitely buy one of those.
Absolutely gorgeous models,stunning detail and lovely presentation package.will be purchasing more in future.
High specification, superb finish and extremely good value for money - looking forward to further production runs.
Great product, well packed for shipment - fair price.
These MGR wagons are incredibly detailed and represent excellent very good value for money. Attention to detail is, as always, and run incredibly smoothly. Highly, highly recommended.
Bought a set of MGRs in the black friday discount. At this price the quality and value mix is insane - cheaper than older less fidelity models from Hornby
Very detailed models, very good runners, the brass bearings really makes a difference. Even tho, the wheels are bigger, the coupling hight is still the right hight to all my other stock. All in all very good.
Great looking models ! Will you be delving into weathered production models ? Purchased during Black Friday deals , so outstanding value too. Keep the quality products coming Accurascale !
Fantastic wagons the details are phenomenal they’re weighted just right and roll better than any other wagon I’ve got
This is the MGR wagon version with the added canopy. I understand that the canopy was designed to reduce the coal dust when the wagons were used for transporting crushed coal as used by some (all?) coal power stations. I've read that there were a lot of complaints about washing being covered with coal dust
from passing MGR trains.
Anyway, back to the model. There is nothing really to say, apart from it is once again a lovely little model. Free running and beautifully detailed. Compared the Calvalex versions of similar wagons, the coupling work a lot better. For some reason the Calvalex couplers are too stiff and are reluctant to re-centre after going round a bend.
Really good value for money, especially when compared to the much older Hornby versions which are dearer.
Once again, another winner from Accurascale.