Bachmann MEA 45t Open Mineral Wagon – OO Scale
The MEA wagon was the result of redundant HEA hopper wagon chassis being rebuilt with a box steel body being fitted to the HEA wagon chassis. They were re-coded as MEA on the BR Tops system. Originally ordered by Railfreight, the MEA’s were then divided up between Mainline, Loadhaul & Transrail. More batches of the MEA being ordered by Loadhaul & Mainline, eventually EWS inherited the MEA wagon fleet.
Bachmann released the MEA wagon back in 1995 but upgraded the model in 2004 to their Blue Ribbon Standard. Model features NEM sockets & small style tension lock couplers, diecast chassis & fine scale wheels. Some weathered versions have also been released as well. 2005 models onwards have the upgraded chassis.
- Small tension lock couplers
- NEM pockets
- Fine detailed parts
- Fine printed details
- Liveries: BR Railfreight, Loadhaul, Mainline, EWS, Transrail
- Retooled chassis from 2005 onwards
- Metal wheelsets
- Era: 1990’s – onwards
- OO / 1:76 scale
Manufacturers Part Nos. Range from 38-060 to 38-064 (2005 onwards version)
33-375 to 33-380C (1995 to 2005 version)
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Summary New chassis version release from 2005. Nicely detailed wagon.