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CIÉ 12T Corrugated Open Wagon - Flying Snail - Pack 1

SKU IRM1253
Original price €73.13 - Original price €73.13
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In 1950 the board of Corás Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) appointed Oliver Bulleid as its Chief Mechanical Engineer. Bulleid, renowned as designer of the distinctive Merchant Navy and Light Pacific locomotives during his tenure with the Southern Railway in England, did not have an opportunity to pursue his legendary innovativeness to the same extent in Ireland, but his arrival nonetheless heralded a period of modernisation and standardisation.

Apart from implementing the complete transition to diesel motive power, he also set about standardising CIÉ’s fleet of rolling stock with his patented triangulated underframe providing the basis.

Perhaps the most recognisable of the goods vehicles was the humble open wagon with its galvanised pressed metal body. More than 2,500 were constructed at Inchicore between 1956 and 1969, with up to twelve being outshopped each week at the height of production.

  • Highly detailed model constructed from plastic and die-cast metal
  • 40g Weight per Wagon
  • RP25.110 chemically blackened OO gauge wheel sets
  • Blackened brass bearings conforming to Irish Railway Models standard of 14.4mm back-to-back on 2mm axles over 28mm pinpoints.
  • Etched metal, plastic and wire detail parts, including, but not limited to, handrails, grab handles, door handles, lamp brackets, brake hoses, though pipes, and brake gear.
  • Turned sprung metal buffers
  • Two buffer types – spindle and heavy duty
  • NEM standard coupler pockets
  • Narrow tension lock couplers included
  • Individual lettering and codes from real wagons for authenticity
  • Accessory Bag included which contains instanter and three-link couplings

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Surprising weight to these wagons makes them excellent runners.
Now just have to figure out what kind of a load to use ! 😂

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