CAVALEX ANNOUNCES NEW ‘91’ AND Mk 4s
Cavalex Models hasn’t rested on its laurels now that its first ready-to-run wagon is in stock… it’s announced one new locomotive, a range of coaches and two new wagons, and each will be available in both ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauges. Star billing goes to an all-new Class 91 electric and a range of Mk 4 coaches, to comprise Standard, First, Buffet and Driving Van Trailer vehicles. As for the wagons, CAD design work is nearly complete on the new TEA tank. Cavalex is to produce the TEA built at Standard Wagon works with Gloucester GPS25 bogies for Total Oil in the late 1980s. Two batches were built (numbers 85930-944 and 85960-974) and they’re still in service, although four have been converted to KBA barrier wagons for moving London Underground S-stock to and from Derby. Last but not least is the PHA bogie hopper built for Bardon Hill Quarries. WH Davis built 50 wagons in two distinct batches (30 in 1986-88 and a further 20 in 1990). Further details had not been announced at the time this issue went to print, but for more information visit www.cavalexmodels.com
Above: A TEA Total Class A tank with Gloucester GPS bogies built to diagram TE009 standing at Standard Wagon works, at Heywood, on February 26 1989 and (above right) a 68t Bardon Hill Quarries PHA aggregate hopper built by WH Davis circa 1986 to design code JG010A, at Westbury, on January 13 1991.