Built between 1961 and 1965 for Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers (APCM), the Cemflo/PCV wagons are probably best known for their use on trains of Blue Circle cement from Cliffe, in Kent, to Uddingston on the outskirts of Glasgow. During their working lives, they also supplied a number of other locations, including Aberdeen, Dewsbury, Dundee, Grangemouth, Sunderland, and Widnes. The last Cemflo/PCV wagons were withdrawn from service in mid-1988.
Several types of locomotives were observed hauling Cemflos during their time in service, including class 25s, class 26s, class 27s, class 31s, class 33s, class 37s, class 40s, class 45s, class 47s… even Black 5s, Jubilees, 9Fs and A4s!
Built by CFMF of France for wagon leasing company STS (later VTG), the 50 PCA bulk cement wagons of the PC017B design diagram began entering service in 1982. A further batch of 15 wagons was manufactured in 1985 by another French firm, Fauvet-Girel, and assigned the PC017C design code. Companies such as Blue Circle and Rugby Cement have leased these vehicles during their time in traffic.
Pack of Three Wagons each with individual numbers and detailing
Individual lettering, logos and codes from real wagons for total authenticity
NEM Standard Flexible Coupler Pockets
NEM Narrow Tension Lock Couplers Provided
RP25.110 darkened profile wheelsets with 14.4mm back to backs, and 26mm over pinpoints
Metal disc wagon wheels on metal axles - 12.6mm
Designed for easy conversion to P4 and EM
Etched Steel factory fitted detailing, ladders and walkways
Extra fine factory fitted detail plastic parts
Extra fine factory fitted Pipework
Metal, fully sprung scale buffers
Added weight for NEM Standard 25g per Axle
• Highly detailed, accurate scale model
• Factory-fitted detail parts (brake pipes, lamp irons, etc.)
• Factory-fitted pipework
• Sprung Metal buffers
• Separate, interchangeable containers (three included)
• Fully detailed under-frame (including brake rigging and hangers)
• Blackened metal 12.6mm 3-hole disc wheels on metal axles, RP25.110 profile sets with 14.4mm back-to-backs and 26mm over pinpoints
• NEM coupler pockets fitted with narrow tension lock couplers on flexible mounts to facilitate fixed coupling if desired
• Die-cast chassis for ideal weight
• Designed for easy conversion to EM and P4 gauge track
These impressive wagons were built by Bombardier/Prorail of Wakefield in 1998 and designed to carry spent nuclear fuel from Royal Navy nuclear submarines from their bases at Devonport and Rosyth to Sellafield for disposal and typically ran with double headed Class 37/6 locomotives.