Planet Industrials commissions 21T MDO exclusive

04 March 2021
The RTR model manufacturer is to receive its first wagon from Accurascale, in industrial internal user liveries.

Planet Industrials has taken delivery of a decorated sample of its first exclusive wagon commission from Accurascale – the upcoming 21T MDO coal wagon in an industrial internal user livery, with deliveries expected in the summer of 2021.

Its dark grey and orange livery is inspired by the internal user wagons at Grimethorpe Colliery in North Yorkshire, however due to their plain livery, they could be adapted for use on your own industrial layout. Each pack will contain three individually-numbered wagons.

Planet Industrials is making it possible to customise wagons with its transfer packs, to add additional markings. It is also promising a new transfer set, to be included free with any purchase of multiple packs, enabling up to nine wagons to be renumbered in the same numbering style.

Planet Industrials 21T MDO

The pre-production livery sample shown is subject to change – Planet Industrials having specified a change to the tone of the orange colour, making it darker and less vibrant. The full specification for these models is the same as those previewed by Accurascale for its British Railways liveries and is as follows:

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  • 1/107 diagram wagon
  • Spindle Buffers
  • Oil Axle-boxes
  • Two doors on either side of body and another at one end only for end-tipping
  • Pack of three wagons, each with individual numbers
  • NEM standard coupler pockets
  • Narrow tension lock couplers included
  • RP25.88 darkened profile sets with 14.4mm back-to-backs and 26mm over pinpoints
  • Metal three-hole disc wagon wheels on metal axles – 12.6mm
  • Designed for easy conversion to P4 and EM gauges
  • Extra fine factory-fitted detail plastic parts and sprung buffers

Introduced in 1950, almost 14,000 of these mineral wagons were built for British Rail. Two basic designs were used, both having twin side doors and one end door in their 21ft 6in long bodies, mounted on 12ft wheelbase under-frames. The 21T wagons were closer to their 16T predecessors in height, and lasted longest in production and in service. Many saw extended lives in industrial service.

For further details, including pricing and availability, visit the Light Railway Stores website.


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