Revealed, and 'in tooling' – JHA wagons for 'OO'

26 November 2022
Dapol tools for 'inner' and 'outer' variants of these Powell and Duffryn-built prototypes, with models expected in 2023.

Models are in tooling, with first 'shots' expected early 2023, and production models arriving with retailers in Q3, 2023. Early CAD images are shown for illustration only, and Dapol has said that the number of internal ribs has been corrected, with "other adjustments made to underframe detailing."

Models are to carry an RRP of £60.00 for the end hoppers, with middle hoppers priced at £55.00.

Dapol P&D hopper OO gauge JHA

Built by Powell and Duffryn these high capacity wagons were originally bought by ARC and wore the distinctive ARC livery but have since changed to wearing Hanson’s livery. They have on occasion also been seen sporting plain grey to hide graffiti.

The fleet is noticeable for its use of distinctive inside bearing TF1 low track force bogies. There are a few variants of the hopper. The outer hoppers are numbered 17XXX and the inner hoppers are numbered 19XXX. Only the most distal end of the outer hoppers are fitted with buffers, all wagons are fitted with buckeye couplings.

Dapol P&D hopper OO gauge JHA

The Dapol model of the P&D JHA hopper is expected to feature:

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  • Inner and outer versions of the hopper: Inner wagons without buffers and buckeye couplings, outer wagons with lamp, sprung buffers and tension-lock couplings with NEM pocket at one end, other end without buffers and fitted with buckeye couplings
  • Die-cast chassis
  • Profiled wheels
  • Sprung buffers on outer most wagon end
  • Close coupling mechanism fitted to both types, capable of operating on minimum of 438mm radius
  • Working rear lamp on outer most end of the train (DC directional, 6 pin DCC socket for control of flashing lamp)
  • The models will be finished with high level of detail, which will include many separately added details
  • Designed from works drawings

Dapol P&D hopper OO gauge JHA

Liveries proposed are as follows:

  • 4F-081-101 P & D JHA (middle hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 19823
  • 4F-081-102 P & D JHA (middle hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 19841
  • 4F-081-103 P & D JHA (middle hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 19853
  • 4F-081-104 P & D JHA (middle hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 19802
  • 4F-081-105 P & D JHA (middle hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 19811
  • 4F-081-106 P & D JHA (middle hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 19833
  • 4F-081-001 P & D JHA (end hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 17912
  • 4F-081-002 P & D JHA (end hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 17918
  • 4F-081-003 P & D JHA (end hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 17913
  • 4F-081-004 P & D JHA (end hopper) Hansen Blue & Grey 17922

See your local Dapol stockist to pre-order the above models.

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