100 of these large vans were built for Rover Cars by Rautaruukki of Finland in 1995 to convey preformed car parts and completed sub-assemblies securely between plants. Coded KSA-A under TOPS, and nicknamed ‘Cube’ or ‘Talgo’ wagons. The Rover “cube” vans are also available to pre-order from our website.
In 2012 several redundant KSA wagons were acquired by the wagon leasing company NACCO and converted to timber carriers. The work involved removal of the sliding covers and the hydraulic floor mechanism, installation of 14 pairs of heavy duty stanchions and the removal of some end panels, and replacement with bars designed to stop logs sliding through. The timber wagons are used with other van conversions including the IWA timber carrier wagons previously offered by Revolution Trains. They are used on Colas trains to and from Chirk, most recently on a newly trialled traffic from Aberystwyth.
CAD has been completed and first samples are expected early in the New Year with production aimed for Q3-4 2023. All the models are sold as twin packs of differently numbered wagons.
The Revolution models will feature our usual refinements including numerous separately fitted detail parts, and have been designed with 26mm axles to allow simple conversion to P4/EM standards. The models are fitted with couplers in kinematic NEM sockets and also feature soft-sprung buffers.
Please note that you are ordering a model which is in development for delivery in late 2023.