Attractive slate wagons in ‘009’
Attractive models of traditional narrow-gauge four-wheel slate wagons resembling two-bar Talyllyn wagons have been added to Bachmann’s growing range of ‘OO9’ gauge models that includes Baldwin locomotives, soon-to-be-released Hunslet quarry tank locomotives and a Baguley-Hunslet diesel.
The diminutive slate wagons are sold in packs of three and include slate loads to bring the weight up to 9g. They are composed of finely-tooled bodies fitted to a basic underframe with dumb side buffers and axleguards.
The wooden rails making up the bodies have strapping detail which is picked out in black on the red-liveried models. The floor is enhanced with moulded wood grain and planking detail. No hand brake is modelled on the wagons, and the wheels are solid disc type rather than spoked – straight or curly.
While the full-sized wagons of this type had a simple coupling hook, the models are fitted with Liliput-type couplings clipped into NEM 355 coupling pockets making the couplings easy to remove and replace with compatible systems including Peco GR105 loop and pin and GR102 Bemo-type couplings among others.
Read more and view more images in the August issue of RMM – available now!