The 21T hoppers were a continuation of an LNER design and the earliest examples built for British Railways were practically identical to the last of the LNER vehicles. They retained the LNER style clasp brakes fitted to only one side of the wagon and the long, high level brake lever. After the ordering of 1200 vehicles with welded bodies to Diagram 1/141 in 1949, a new diagram, 1/143 was issued to covered those vehicles featuring riveted construction, and it these vehicles that are featured in this pack.As part of the 1949 & 1950 building programs, six different manufacturers built the 7 Lots that covered the 2750 vehicles of this diagram: Lot 2163 was for 350 wagons, built by Cravens in Sheffield; Lot 2164 was for another 350 from Head Wrightson of Thornaby; Teesside Bridge & Engineering of Middlesbrough contributed the 150 wagons of Lot 2165; Lot 2166 was formed of 700 wagons from Birmingham RC&W; Metro-Cammell, also of Birmingham provided the 500 vehicles of Lot 2167; A further 450 vehicles from Head Wrightson formed Lot 2168.
These were all part of the 1950 program. Curiously, the sole lot from the 1949 program was the highest numbered and comprised the last 250 numbers allocated to the diagram. Butterley Company at Codnor Park produced these vehicles to Lot 2212.The riveted body Dia. 1/143 HTO 21t coal hopper wagon pack for Train Simulator includes riveted body 21T coal hoppers with long LNER pattern brake levers in unfitted grey livery.
Other features include:
- Four different weathering variations
- Loaded and unloaded versions with suitable physics
- Four different type of data panel/lettering - randomly assigned but can be overridden
- Loaded versions have five different load profiles randomly assigned
- Animated handbrake lever
The pack includes a user manual with further details about the rolling stock and the customising of some of the features when using the wagons in scenarios. To allow the formation of correctly marshalled trains a British Railways dia. 1/506 unfitted 20T brake van is also bundled with this wagon pack.
Source: The Publisher Website.