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Dapol Network Rail IOA Open Wagon

Dapol Network Rail IOA Open WagonScore 93%Score 93%

Dapol Network Rail IOA Open Wagon

Released on to the market by Dapol back around 2010, this OO scale model is an essential modern image wagon for anyone modelling today’s railway. This wagon is another one from Network Rail’ extensive wagon fleet, built in Romania & allocated tops code IOA. Network Rail use this wagons for transporting ballast to work sites & waste & old spent ballast away from work sites. In line with aquatic names for departmental wagons, the IOA has the name ‘Mussel’ allocated to it. The IOA entered service with Network Rail in 2009. The wagons have a maximum capacity of 102 tonnes.

The model features a fine detailed & moulded body, NEM coupling pocket sockets with small type NEM tension lock couplings. The bogies are well detailed though has slightly to thick bogie side frames. The wheels are of the fine-scale profile type. The body has fine printed details. In long term testing on my layout, i’ve found these wagons to be excellent runners.

Key Features:

  • Fine-scale wheels
  • Fine detailed parts
  • Fine printed decoration
  • Small NEM tension lock couplings
  • NEM coupling box
  • Era 2009 onwards
  • Weathered versions available
  • Liveries: Network Rail plus weathered versions
  • Bogie side frames are slighty too thick.

B856A upwards

B856A

B856B

B856C

B856D

B856E

B856F

B856G

B856H

4F045001

4F045001

4F045002

4F045003

4F045004

Hattons limited editions

B856A 

B856AW

B856B

B856BW

B856C

B856CW

B856D

B856DW

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Review

93%

Summary Another superb model from Dapol. Superb details & excellent runner. Highly recommend.

Model rating
93%

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