Offering for sale a brand new and boxed example of a Bachmann Model Railways “ASDA” Itermodal Bogie Wagon C/W 45Ft Container model reference number 37-303. This example is the highly detailed version which brings to life this super model.
In 1989, Freightliner (recently merged with the Speedlink Distribution division of Railfreight) issued a tender for two new batches of wagons. These were to comprise 45 low-height wagons for tall containers, and 700 conventional wagons, the order for the latter being awarded to french firm Arbel Fauvet in 1990. Although the main Freightliner fleet of FFA/FGA wagons operated in sets of 5, the new wagons were intended to work in pair or triple sets.
The 700 wagons that make up the FSA/FTA fleet represented proabably the largest investment in railway-owned wagons during the 1990s, and were also the first such vehicles to be imported rather than home-built. Fairly standard container-carrying wagons, they bolstered the ageing Freightliner fleet, allowing for retirement of many FFAs and FGAs.