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Hornby HAA/HFA Coal Hopper Super Detailed Version – 2003 Onwards

Hornby HAA/HFA Coal Hopper Super Detailed Version – 2003 OnwardsScore 91%Score 91%

Hornby HAA/HFA/HBA Coal Hopper Super Detailed Version – 2003 Onwards

Hornby back in 2002, retooled their model of the HAA coal hopper wagon. The HAA coal hopper wagon was constructed over a period of twenty years with the bulk of them being built at BR’s Shildon wagon works. Introduced by BR in around 1964 to modernise the movement of bulk coal traffic. The wagons were designed for rapid loading & unloading at slow speed, which allowed a rapid turnaround of the train for the loading & delivery of coal. A number of HAA wagons later on in their careers, had the addition of hoods fitted to the top of the hopper body. This was to prevent the loss of coal dust whilst the wagons were in transit. The hooded wagons originally coded HBA but later changed to HFA around 2007.

The model has a metal chassis, with sprung metal buffers, fine-scale profile wheelsets, NEM coupling pockets, separate detailed fitted parts, removable small tension lock couplings The hopper has finely moulded details. The HBA/HFA version has the wagon hood tops. Hornby produces this wagon in both pristine & weathered versions, including some with graffiti on the sides. The wagon is available in single packs & triple wagon packs. Some limited editions have also been done for the likes of Harburn Hobbies, National Wagon Preservation Society.

In the original first releases, it was noted by the model press which reported some detailed errors. Hornby then did yet another retool with an improved version being released the following year onwards.

Key Features:

  • Fine scale wheels
  • Fine detailed parts
  • Fine printed details
  • Weathered versions
  • Hooded top variant
  • NEM Socket with removable small tension lock couplings 
  • Era 1964 to mid 2000’s
  • Liveries: BR Rail Freight, EWS, EW&S

R61XX onwards

HAA Version

R6533 BR 

R6222 BR Triple pack weathered finish

R6707 BR Triple pack weathered finish

R6706 BR Silver Red

R6706 BR Silver Red with graffitti

R6761 BR Railfreight

R6213 BR Silver Red

R6213A Silver Red

R6222  BR Triple pack weathered finish

R6222A BR Triple pack weathered finish

R6222B BR Triple pack with weathered finish

R6331 BR Mainline

R6429 BR Triple pack weathered. Silver Blue with Scottish Saltire (Ltd Edition Harburn Hobbies)

R6628 EW&S with graffiti




R6157 BR Silver Red

R6157A BR Silver Red




R6333A BR Silver Brown HFA

R6333B BR Silver Brown HFA

R6333C BR Silver Brown HFA

R6215 EWS Silver Maroon HBA

R6215A EWS Silver Maroon HBA

R6215B EWS Silver Maroon HBA

R6224 Triple pack EWS Silver Maroon HBA with weathering






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Summary Modern image wagon from Hornby. Super detailed retooled model of the HAA/HFA/HBA coal hopper wagon. Excellent runner available in single & triple packs. Some factory weathered versions also available.

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