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Hornby ZGV Clam Box Wagon

Hornby ZGV Clam Box WagonScore 91%Score 91%

Hornby ZGV Clam Box Wagon

Another of Hornby’s all-new super detailed tooling models. This model is one of the departmental wagons which are used for transportation of ballast & sleepers around the UK rail network. The Clam wagon (Tops Code ZGV) is built on 21-tonne coal hopper wagons. these date back to the late 1950s. 450 of them were rebuilt between 1989 & 1990 by RFS at Doncaster & also Powell Duffryn. The chassis underframe being retained & the hopper replaced with a heavy-duty ribbed body.  

The wagon features Hornby’s high standard fine printed details & livery application, sprung buffers, NEM coupling sockets with removable small style tension lock couplings. The chassis is diecast & nicely weighted, along with fine-scale profile wheelsets, these are excellent running wagons. The model features separate details such as the brake gear & steps etc. The model press picked up that they thought the sides of the wagon were possibly a little too thick, but this is possibly down to the limitations of the tooling. 

An essential wagon for your departmental rolling stock fleet.  

 

 

Key Features:

  • Fine-scale wheels
  • Diecast chassis 
  • Sprung buffers
  • NEM coupling sockets
  • Fine printed decoration
  • Super detailed separate fitted parts.
  • Era 1988 to late 1990’s
  • Liveries: BR Dutch

R6417 onwards

  • R6417
  • R6621
  • R6418 Tripple pack 

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Review

91%

Summary Excellent addition to anyone modelling BR departmental wagon fleets. Good runner though body sides a little on the thick side.

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