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HJO/HJV Iron ore hoppers in N Gauge from Revolution Trains

Revolution are to offer the 1950s- built HJO/HJV family of iron ore hoppers as its next transition era model in N.

HJV B439716 at Temple Mills. Photo courtesy Paul James.

Between 1955 and 1959, British Railways built more than 2,000 hopper type wagons to carry iron ore between ports, quarries and steelworks across the network.


The wagons Revolution are offering are those to diagrams 1/163, 1/165, 1/166 and 1/168 and while used primarily for iron ore they also saw service on limestone, sand and salt traffic and these variants may be offered too.


Under the TOPS system introduced in the early 1970s unfitted wagons were designated HJO and HIO while those with vacuum brakes were given codes HJV and HKV.


These wagons were particularly associated with BR standard 8F and 9F locomotives, often mixed with other hopper types, and later with BR diesel classes 24, 25, 37 and 40.


HJO in unfitted BR grey. Image for illustrative purposes, not based on CAD.
HJO in unfitted BR grey. Image for illustrative purposes, not based on CAD.

Revolution Trains are planning to offer prototypical variety and as well as variations in brake equipment they are planning versions with prototypical variations in axle box and buffer types.


For more information visit the Revolution Trains website