The torpedo molten iron ore wagon
British Steel ordered 20 Torpedo Molten Iron wagons from Distington Engineering Company in Workington. The first batch arrived in 1973. Originally built to carry 250t of molten Iron at a temperature of 1480ﾟC, and still in use to this day. These wagons can often be seen from the Scunthorpe Steelworks rail tours with the Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society.
We also have developed a DCC-operated version, to allow the barrel to rotate 180ﾟto simulate emptying. This will be the first DCC-operated wagon that has been produced.
Available in a prototypical twin pack £180 (TBC).