WIA "Arbel" Wagon
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The Model

The WIA car carrier from ATM is an impressive model in every way with high specification, ultra fine detailing and nearly half a metre in length overall.

The body - superbly mastered by N-Gauge maestro Bernard Taylor - captures the distinctive angled profile of these stylish and imposing wagons, designed to make use of every inch of Britain's restrictive loading gauge.

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The Derby Show 2004. Photo courtesy Pauline McKenna

The ATM WIA Arbel hs been carefully designed to run smoothly, despite being such a long articulated vehicle.
 
The bogies are to the correct pattern and are moulded in high-srength engineering grade resin with free-running low profile wheels.
 
The articulation units feature integral steel pins for strength and are self-centering.  For ease of storage, the model can be unclipped into three separate sections.

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The ends feature etched stainless steel details

The ATM WIA Arbel also incorporates high levels of detail, with etched stainless steel footsteps and end door details.
 
The extensive markings along the solebar are all faithfully recreated from photographs of the real thing.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Prototype
 
These wagons were built in 1992 by Arbel-Fauvet of France for Railfreight Distribution.  They were designed for Channel Tunnel traffic, and provide greater protection from both track debris and the actions of vandals than other vehicles such as Cartics and Autics.
 
They are used on a variety of flows around the UK and abroad - the ones we photographed at Allerton are often used to carry Jaguars from Halewood to the Continent.

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ATM's Bernard Taylor examines an Arbel at Allerton TRSD

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Photo courtesy Warren Desmond

 WIA wagons don't always run in block trains - here 37428 with a single unit is seen leaving Arpley.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ATM would like to thank EWS for their assistance in producing this model.
 
 
 

Don't just take our word for it - this is what our customers say about ATM's WIA wagons:
"Overall this is a top quality product... highly recommended" - G Hedges review for Model Rail
"What more can I say?  Fantastic!" - K Ware
"Superb" - P Shaw
"Looks excellent and runs well - thank you!" - C Macintosh
Price 150.00
Please note this model is now Sold Out
 
Please add 5 per order for postage and packing.  All ATM WIA models are sent by Special Delivery for security and peace of mind.
 

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