TUA Caustic Soda / China Clay tank



There were 28 TUA wagons built by Standard Wagon of Heywood in Lancashire in 1977, to the design code TU013A.  They had a gross weight of 51 tonnes and featured Gloucester pedestal suspension.  The wagons were built for TRL and leased by them to ICI for use on caustic soda delivery trains from their Mond works in Cheshire.

The wagons were used largely in Speedlink services to customers across Britain, with destinations including Corkickle, Haverton Hill, Dalry, Grangemouth, Purfleet, Seal Sands and Wigton.

The models will feature NEM couplers, RP25 wheelsets with 26mm axles (for simple EM/P4 conversion) and high levels of detailing with numerous separately fitted plastic and photo-etched parts.

Please note some of the images show livery samples which require some changes before final production.