250 IHA steel carriers were built to transport high-grade steel on a variety of flows. These include domestic steel from South Wales to destinations in the midlands, north and south-east of England and via the Channel tunnel to customers in France, Belgium and Holland. The IHAs are also used to feed imported steel from ports on the east coast and Thames estuary to steel terminals inland.
The first batch of 48 wagons were built by Fauvet Girel in 1991 with further batches built in 1993 and 1998. There are very minor variations between batches and these are accounted for in the Revolution tooling.
Now owned by wagon leasing company Ermewa, the wagons have red bogies, underframes and ends and grey canvas covers. Some have yellow dots painted in the covers signifying they are reserved for domestic traffic only. As the canvas covers come due for renewal, wagon owners Ermewa began adding its branding more prominently.
Our N gauge (1:148 scale) model of the IHA steel carrier will feature our normal features:
- Highly detailed model of the IHA bogie steel carriers
- Photo-etched platforms at one end
- NEM coupler pockets in kinematic mounts
- Fine wheelsets to NMRA RP25 standards
- Designed for Peco radius 2 curves
There are four livery variations (with 4 numbers of each variations ie 16 different numbers in total) – all versions have red bogies/underframes and grey canvas hoods. If you click on the dropdown and select the version you are interested in the image should change to show the livery outline for that particular version:
- Original as built
- HT lettering and dot with white roof ends – these wagons were only used for domestic traffic
- H lettering and dot – these wagons were only used for domestic traffic
- Ermewa branding
Please note that you are placing an order for a model in development – in exchange for pre-ordering you receive a lower price but your model will not be sent for 12-18 months (you can follow developments on our website and social media).