NEW ITEM 2014!
NMJ Topline Iron Ore wagon set with 4 wagons of the SJ Mas wagon modell 1908 with spoke wheels. .The iron ore line was a cooperation between Norway (NSB) and Sweden (SJ) as you can read below.
1908 version - history:
Built as M2 with new and bigger ore casket with loading capacity of 35 tons. Later given the litra Mas. Totally 2730 were built from 1908 to 1931. This was the standard type for iron ore wagons for 42 years, until the new version with welded casket arrived from 1950. 791 Mas wagons of the 1908 type were made in Norway by Skabo, Strømmen, and Aadahls Brug from 1906 to 1931. Furthermore 100 wagons were bought second hand from Sweden in 1919 and given the numbers 50100-50199.
All together 1267 Mas wagons were registered in Norway including an additional 250 wagons built by Talbot in Achen from 1951-1953. They were given the numbers 1000-1249. Norwegian and Swedish wagons were mix in the trains. The very successful cooperation between SJ Malmbanen and NSB Ofotbanen is a very interesting chapter in the Scandinavian Railway history.
The Iron Line was a huge cooperation between NSB, SJ and LKAB. Roco and NMJ cooperate in this unique and vast project. NMJ will make the 1902 and 1908 version of M2 and MAS, while Roco will make all the modern versions of the Mas with welded iron ore baskets. All made from NMJ documentation. This means that NMJ and Roco will make all the interesting versions of the iron ore wagons from the Ofotbanen/Malmbanen from Kiruna to Narvik. Since the models share chaissis and many parts we have decided that Roco will manufacture all the wagons, including the NMJ Topline versions seen here.
|Scale||H0 / 1:87|
|Track Gauge||H0 / 16mm|