A total of 285 of Cemflo PCV bulk cement wagons were constructed for Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM) between 1961 and 1965. When introduced, they carried the company’s Blue Circle Cement branding. The model represents the batch manufactured by Metropolitan-Cammell (diagram 6/430, design code PC 003A).
- Highly detailed, accurate scale model
- Factory-fitted detail parts (brake pipes, lamp irons, etc.)
- Factory-fitted etched solebar details
- Factory-fitted pipework
- Fully detailed underframe (including brake rigging and hangers)
- Blackened metal 3-hole disc wheels on metal axles, RP25 profile sets
- NEM coupler pockets
- Additional internal weight
The wagons are best known for their use on cement trains from Cliffe, near Gravesend in Kent, to Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow. This train was unusual as it was hauled by BRCW Type 3 (later class 33) diesels of BR’s Southern Region, often working in pairs, which would haul the train as far as York. With reversals required as it made its way around London, these trains were also notable for having a brake van at either end of the rake of 30+ wagons.
Cemflo wagons were also utilised to haul cement from Holborough Cement Works in Kent’s Medway Valley to Widnes in Lancashire. By 1969, the Cemflo fleet migrated north, where they handled traffic from Eastgate in Durham, Hope in the Peak District, and Oxwellmains works near Dunbar in Scotland. Cemflos from Eastgate served Grangemouth and the APCM terminal at Sunderland South Dock, while the wagons assigned to Hope served Dewsbury and Widnes (the latter saw them run mixed with Presflo wagons). Cemflos from Oxwellmains carried cement to Aberdeen, Dundee, Grangemouth, and Uddingston. Several types of locomotives were observed hauling Cemflos during their time in service, including class 25s, class 26s, class 27s, class 31s, class 33s, class 37s, class 40s, class 45s, class 47s… even 9Fs and A4s! The last of the Cemflo fleet were withdrawn in mid-1988.
Produced in cooperation with Accurascale based on their highly-regarded 4mm/OO Cemflo model. Each wagon has unique numbering and detail/transfer variations.
We are offering 4 triple packs with pre-TOPS numbers and Blue Circle branding and 3 triple packs with TOPS numbers and unbranded silver.