Three-pack 20-ton coke hoppers from Hornby

Hornby has launched a three-pack set of consecutively numbered 00-gauge 20-ton HCP hopper coke wagons, Nos B448682-4, which follow every intricate detail of the Shildon originals, of which some 1150 examples were constructed.

Bottom-end details are exquisitely modelled.

The wagons had steel top rails rather than the wooden ones of the former London Midland & Scottish Railway, and on the first BR-built examples, the steel rails continued around the ends as well. The Hornby models, however, reflect the later version on which the end rails were replaced by full-height end sheeting.

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