THE striking British Oxygen Company TEA tankers are set to appear in ‘OO’ gauge with the news that Heljan has been commissioned to produce the wagons exclusively for Sheffield-based retailer Olivia’s Trains.
Few details have been released by either party but CAD work has been completed and approved with tooling now underway.
BOC operated a fleet of 27 cryogenic tanks during the 1970s to 1990s, these running from Widnes and Middlesbrough to a wide variety of destinations carrying either nitrogen or oxygen.
They were also a familiar sight on the Woodhead route prior to its closure and could be found in block or wagonload formations. Information on prices and a release date has yet to be issued. www.oliviastrains.com
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