The final batch of Merry-go-Round coal hoppers were 450 built in 1982 and designated as HDA. They were capable of working at 60mph making them suitable for long hauls and inclusion in Speedlink trains.
A scale drawing and information were published in Monk-Steel, David., Bartlett, Paul W. & Mann, Trevor, (1986) BR Air- braked Coal Hopper wagons. in Model Railway Constructor Annual 1987 pp 20 -27; 36 edited by Leigh, Chris. and in Monk-Steel, David (2011) Merry-go-round on the rails. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 196 pages ISBN 978-0-902835-30-6.
Scale drawings in: Monk-Steel, David (2022) An illustrated history of British Railways Hopper Wagons. HMRS publishing, Butterley Station, Derbys. 248 + iv pages ISBN 978 0 902835 42 9
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