The HKA Bogie Hopper Wagons originated from JMA Coal Hoppers which were ordered by National Power in the mid-1990s. After being acquired by EWS, many of the JMA fleet were fitted with new bogies and the resulting wagons received the TOPS code HKA. DB Schenker subsequently created more HKAs from redundant donor wagons to meet demand for aggregate traffic, and these would be outshopped in the company’s vibrant red livery.
It is these wagons that form the prototype for this Graham Farish model and the two variants – inner or outer wagons – can be modelled to suit individual needs. In normal operation HKAs run in fixed rakes with only buffers and conventional couplings fitted to the outer ends of the rake. Wagon-to-wagon coupling is by means of a buckeye, negating the need for buffers. The Graham Farish model can be configured as either; for an outer wagon the rectangular buffers, drawbar hook and screw-link coupling are fitted into the relevant bufferbeam receptacles, while for an inner variant the buckeye coupling and buckeye coupling lever is added.
- Graham Farish N Scale
- Era 9
- Pristine DB Schenker livery
- Running No. 300671
- Accessory Pack including parts to configure the model as an ‘Inner’ or ‘Outer’ wagon
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Length 130mm
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