Bachmann MEA 45t Open Mineral Wagon – OO Scale

Bachmann MEA 45t Open Mineral Wagon – OO ScaleScore 84%Score 84%

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.

Key Features:

 

  • 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)

  • 33-376
  • 33-375A
  • 33-376A
  • 33-375
  • 33-375B
  • 33-377
  • 33-379
  • 33-378
  • 33-378A
  • 33-380A
  • 33-380
  • 33-380C
  • 33-380B
  • 38-061
  • 38-064
  • 38-060
  • 38-062A
  • 38-062
  • 38-063
  • 38-063A

 

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Review

84%

Summary New chassis version release from 2005. Nicely detailed wagon.

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