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Just to bring to your attention that Bachmann may have underestimated the demand for these new wagons. They generally run in rakes of 15 or more and modellers have been snapping up just that! 15 at a time! The rumour was the production run was 9000 which is enough for just 600 modellers at 15 per modeller.

There are a few left around the country but not that many so if you are after a rake the advice is get them now before they sell out!

What I was amazed about when I heard this was that there were at least 600 modellers running Class 66 locos who had layouts large enough to run a rake of 15 of these wagons!


There are definitely some seriously large layouts behind the curtains!

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Brilliant deduction Holmes!

Big layout!

Big trucks!

Big DCC!

BIG NOISE!

If I had a BIG layout I'd probably do the same!


I'll have to make do with my titchy planks, little DC and steam sound LP.


Not really! I will be joining the BIG NOISE club shortly!


Happy modelling
Gary

PS I wonder how many of the above mentioned grouping of noisy modellers actually drive these trains for their day job!
 

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Yes it does seem there are folk prepared to spend big bucks if the product is right.

Getting back to the wagon is this 100T Heavy Haul wagon the biggest single non articulated wagon ever seen on UK tracks?


When I was told folk are buying 15 at a time I was starting to wonder as that would mean a total haul of 1500 tons which is an aweful lot and I was not sure one Class 66 was that powerful. But would it not be great to be the driver pulling the cab throttle and getting 1500 tons rolling along the track!


Glad that Paxman mentioned empties as its now a bit clearer.

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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