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IZA Cargowaggon Twin Van OO Gauge

This model will be produced in collaboration with Revolution Trains, building on the success of their N Gauge model.  Revolution Trains Logo

The Prototype

The Cargowaggon twins were built by Duewag of Germany for Cargowaggon in 1986, and the vast majority remain in service. 100 twin sets coded IZA under TOPS, under the continental UIC system they were initially designated Habbfis, though this was later changed to Hfirrs 3.  Their success led to further builds of 50 pairs each in 1989 and 1991.

Copyright Paul Bartlett

When introduced they were used on the Dover-Calais train ferries and they are certified for Channel Tunnel use.  The primary traffic for these wagons from the continent is mineral water, however they are or have been used to transport a wide variety of goods within Britain including bagged clay, newsprint, whisky, beer, cider, pet-food and metal.

Copyright Andrew Chambers

They have been recorded across the network, from Cornwall to the north of Scotland, from Kent to South Wales, from East Anglia to the Midlands and North West, and to the south of France, the Netherlands and Germany.

Copyright Andy Vass

They can be seen both in block trains, or in smaller cuts in Enterprise (formerly Connectrail) wagonload trains, as well as MOD services.

Copyright Mick Page

They were built in permanently coupled pairs to take advantage of European grants available at the time aimed at encouraging the use of wagons with 4 axles.  The brake gear is such that the they cannot operate separately; if one derails then the pair must be taken out of service.
Copyright Chris Trerise

The Model
The models will be released in two liveries and will include a version fitted with a battery-operated flashing red tail lamp.  The models will feature NEM couplers mounted on kinematic mounts, RP25 profile wheels and high levels of detail including seperately fitted brake parts and handrails. 

The twin-packs will be priced at £99.99 for standard models and £104.99 for tail-lamp fitted models.  If you pre-order and pay in full you will save £10 on these prices.  If you order the bulk packs you save almost £15 per wagon - the prices below show the current pre-order price which incorporates this saving.

We are able to offer this saving by avoiding bank loan charges, which is why we are asking for payment to be made at the time of placing the order.  You can cancel your order at any time without penalty, up until 14 days after delivery has been made to you.

If you do not wish to pay in advance you will need to wait until the models arrive, at which time you will pay the full price.  There is a risk the models may sell-out prior to arrival.  

Initial timescales indicate delivery in the 4th Quarter of 2019.  Tooling will start following CAD approval in 2 - 4 months time (we have a head start here with all research having been previously carried out for the N gauge version.  It is not quite as simple as scaling up to OO as details will need refining, but this process should be completed relatively quickly).  The first sample should arrive after a further 2 - 3 months (around November 2018), with painted samples expected around May 2019.  These timescales may of course change!  Updates will be given via our newsletter and on this webpage.

Update - 18th September 2018 - First CADs received
IZA Cargowaggon CAD Image

IZA Cargowaggon CAD Image

IZA Cargowaggon CAD Image

IZA Cargowaggon CAD Image

IZA Cargowaggon CAD Image

IZA Cargowaggon CAD Image

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Original Livery Cargowaggon - As applied when introduced in 1986

SB008A Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008A IZA Cargowaggon Original livery 2380 2794 001-0 £89.99

SB008A Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008B IZA Cargowaggon Original livery 2380 2794 012-7 £89.99

SB008A Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008C IZA Cargowaggon Original livery 2380 2794 065-6 £89.99

SB008A Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008D IZA Cargowaggon Original livery 2380 2794 094-5 £89.99

SB008E Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008E IZA Cargowaggon Original livery 2380 2794 096-5 with tail lamp £94.99

SB008F Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008F IZA Cargowaggon Original livery pack of 4 (SB008A to D inclusive) £339.99

Revised livery Cargowaggon - from 1998 with warning logos added.

SB008G Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008G IZA Cargowaggon Revised livery 2380 2929 007-5 £89.99

SB008G Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008H IZA Cargowaggon Revised livery 2380 2929 013-3 £89.99

SB008G Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008I IZA Cargowaggon Revised livery 2380 2929 046-3 £89.99

SB008G Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008J IZA Cargowaggon Revised livery 2380 2929 099-2 £89.99

SB008K Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008K IZA Cargowaggon Revised livery 2380 2929 072-9 with tail lamp £94.99

SB008L Revolution IZA Cargowaggon Image SB008L IZA Cargowaggon Revised livery pack of 4 (SB008G to J inclusive) £339.99

Our thanks to Paul Bartlett for the use of his Cargowaggon image, Andrew Chambers for the use of his Class 92 image, Andy Vass for the use of his Class 66 image, Mick Page for the use of his Class 31 image and Chris Trerise for the use of his Class 08 image.  All images are Copyright of the names mentioned.


A copy of our initial press release is shown below for information

EMBARGO:  1100 Saturday June 2nd 2018


Kernow Model Rail Centre is teaming up with Revolution Trains to offer the long-lived Cargowaggon “twin” ferryvans in 4mm scale/00 gauge.

This is in response to the large numbers of 4mm enthusiasts requesting this model following development of its N gauge counterpart, and represents the first fully joint venture between Revolution Trains and a major retailer.

As ever the models will feature high levels of detail and a version will be offered with a battery-operated flashing red tail lamp.

Chris Trerise, of Kernow Model Rail Centre, said: “Over the years Kernow has forged a reputation for listening to modellers and offering what they want – from the Beattie Well Tank to the iconic Bulleid diesel.  Revolution Trains has been doing something similar in N, so teaming up seemed like a logical step and as these wagons have been much used in Cornwall for transporting both bagged clay and electrical components, they fit in nicely with our existing items.”

Mike Hale of Revolution Trains said:  “In some ways it is surprising this wagon has not been offered in 00 before as it has been so widespread in service and lasted so long.  We are looking forward to working with Kernow on this and other projects in the future,” he added.

Ben Ando from Revolution Trains said: “These wagons are suitable for the BR Blue period right through sectorisation to the post-privatisation era, and whether in a block train or in ones or twos we believe they will be a great addition to the wagon roster for many Kernow customers.”

The models will feature NEM couplers on kinematic mounts, RP25 profile wheels and high levels of detail including separately fitted brake parts and handrails.

Prototype notes

In the mid 1980s Cargowaggon GmbH of Frankfurt ordered 100 ferry vans from wagon builder Duewag for traffic between Britain and the continent.

To take advantage of grants then available for 4-axle vehicles, but to offer maximum capacity within the restrictive British loading gauge, the wagons were configured as two permanently coupled 4-wheel vehicles, or Twins.

They feature large full height sliding doors, to allow easy access for loading, and are cleared for British, Continental and Channel Tunnel use.

The first 100 were built in 1986, with further builds of 50 each in 1989 and 1991 and nearly the entire fleet remains in service.

Due to their flexibility the wagons have been used to carry mineral water, newsprint, bagged clay or cement, Scotch whisky, cider, petfood and numerous other goods to and from destinations as widespread as Cornwall, the Highlands, North and South Wales and destinations in Southern France and Germany.

They can operate in blocks, or in smaller numbers in mixed “Enterprise” trains.

The wagons were delivered in unpainted aluminium with mid-blue solebars and ends.  Most carry the words “Cargo Waggon” across the pair, in blue on a yellow background, though three received “Perrier” branding which they still carry today.

Cargowaggon was later absorbed into GE Rail Services, which has since been acquired by Touax, and the models are being produced with the co-operation of Touax and will be manufactured in China.