01 February 2024
World of Railways joined forces with Rapido to launch four Limited Edition National Coal Wagons back in July last year, and now the samples have arrived for inspection.
Rapido’s models feature the highest standard of injection moulded parts married with etched components and superbly free-running wheels in brass bearings. Supplied with tension lock couplings in NEM pockets, these may be easily removed if you wish to use more accurate couplings.
These World of Railways/Rapido Limited Edition wagons are branded with characteristic National Coal Board internal user markings, with their large white crosses clearly denoting they are for use on colliery networks and sidings away from the main line. This makes them a ‘must-have’ for anyone modelling collieries or their sidings in the post-WW2 period, ideally suited to the healthy number of industrial locomotives that have come to market in recent years in colliery liveries.
There are four to choose from with different running numbers meaning you can start a rake of wagons off with variety and interest; ideal if you are buying all four models.
Rapido will now be inspecting the new wagons before giving the 'green light' to get production underway. Prices start at £29.99 for individual wagons, with various packs available, too.
With only 60 available per model and pre-sales surpassing expectations, stocks of the wagons will soon sell out. To pre-order yours, click on the link below.