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7 hours ago, Richp1976 said:

Anybody heard anything about these recently?? Cheers in advance

 

From another Flangeway thread.

 

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January 2020 Update:

 

Attention has focussed on the finer details of the wagon include the platform surface and the 'strap box' which is underslung on the chassis.

 

We noticed on the Engineering Prototype that there were a number of details that had been omitted and rather than press on with production we needed to make sure that we captured the key features of the wagon before signing off the sample. Therefore this has added an increased delay to the next stage of the project and now hope to receieve an updated EP in the next couple of months.

 

We will also be able to provide pricing and livery specifications soon which are currently being finalised.

 

The first release will focus on the 8ft bogie in both air braked and unfitted forms.

 

Rich

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10 hours ago, Richard Barnett said:

We will also be able to provide pricing and livery specifications soon which are currently being finalised.

 

The first release will focus on the 8ft bogie in both air braked and unfitted forms.

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I'm really looking forward to these wagons, albeit it looks as though I'll be waiting for a second batch.  :-(  I believe that all of the wagons on original 8' bogies had been withdrawn by 2006, which is slightly before my chosen time period.  I'm hoping for ones with the ASF bogies that were fitted from 1998 (TOPS Code YSA or YWA).  That said, although I believe all of the the YMA types had been withdrawn by 2006, I believe that some were 'in storage' for a few years after that so I may be able to justify the purchase of one or two air braked examples from the initial batch - ie they have been pressed back into use.

 

Do you know how quickly subsequent batches are likely to be released, or will that largely be dependent on how quickly you sell out of the first batch (assuming that revenue from the first batch will be used to pay the bills for the second batch).   If that's the case, I hope that they sell quickly.

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13 hours ago, Dungrange said:

 

I'm really looking forward to these wagons, albeit it looks as though I'll be waiting for a second batch.  :-(  I believe that all of the wagons on original 8' bogies had been withdrawn by 2006, which is slightly before my chosen time period.  I'm hoping for ones with the ASF bogies that were fitted from 1998 (TOPS Code YSA or YWA).  That said, although I believe all of the the YMA types had been withdrawn by 2006, I believe that some were 'in storage' for a few years after that so I may be able to justify the purchase of one or two air braked examples from the initial batch - ie they have been pressed back into use.

 

Do you know how quickly subsequent batches are likely to be released, or will that largely be dependent on how quickly you sell out of the first batch (assuming that revenue from the first batch will be used to pay the bills for the second batch).   If that's the case, I hope that they sell quickly.

 

We’ve done much of the research on the next batch and now need to tool the bogie and the cranes as they will form part of the second batch which we hope will follow in 2021. 

 

We basically need to slot in the tooling for this as we are also working on a couple of other projects which we have yet to announce, however we are confident that we will be able to move forward quickly. 

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On 22/08/2019 at 11:57, Jub45565 said:

I look forward to the original variants following on!

 

So what is the date period for those now announced please - when did the unbraked versions appear? Many thanks

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20 minutes ago, Phil Bullock said:

So what is the date period for those now announced please?

 

Well the wagons were originally introduced in various batches between 1949 and 1961 and were all either unfitted or fitted with a through vacuum pipe.  These subsequently carried the TOPS codes YMO and YMP.  However, I think the first batches had shorter 5' 6" bogies and the 8' variant wasn't introduced until the batches from around 1955.

 

Modernising with air brakes came in the 1980's and under TOPS these became YMA (or YMB if they retained their through vacuum pipe but they retained their original bogies at that time: either the 8' version being produced or the shorter 5' 6" variant).  I'm not sure how long the unfitted wagons lasted after completion of the air brake programme or its precise dates.

 

New ASF bogies were fitted from 1998 to allow higher running speeds (these being codes YSA) and I understand that the last of the wagons on the 8' bogies as modelled went into store in 2006.

 

I'd therefore say the suitability periods for the first batch are something like -

unfitted versions - circa 1955 to 1990

air braked versions - circa 1985 to 2006

 

These are only estimates from my understanding of the fleet and I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me can provide more precise dates - which may be important if you are modelling the 1980's.

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50 minutes ago, Dungrange said:

 

Well the wagons were originally introduced in various batches between 1949 and 1961 and were all either unfitted or fitted with a through vacuum pipe.  These subsequently carried the TOPS codes YMO and YMP.  However, I think the first batches had shorter 5' 6" bogies and the 8' variant wasn't introduced until the batches from around 1955.

 

Modernising with air brakes came in the 1980's and under TOPS these became YMA (or YMB if they retained their through vacuum pipe but they retained their original bogies at that time: either the 8' version being produced or the shorter 5' 6" variant).  I'm not sure how long the unfitted wagons lasted after completion of the air brake programme or its precise dates.

 

New ASF bogies were fitted from 1998 to allow higher running speeds (these being codes YSA) and I understand that the last of the wagons on the 8' bogies as modelled went into store in 2006.

 

I'd therefore say the suitability periods for the first batch are something like -

unfitted versions - circa 1955 to 1990

air braked versions - circa 1985 to 2006

 

These are only estimates from my understanding of the fleet and I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me can provide more precise dates - which may be important if you are modelling the 1980's.

 

Many thanks David

 

Its the early 70s for me so well clear of your period of uncertainty - 8ft bogie versions will fill the bill based on your dates, many thanks! Now wheres that Heljan PWM?

 

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8 hours ago, Phil Bullock said:

 

So what is the date period for those now announced please - when did the unbraked versions appear? Many thanks

 

Once all the livery variants are announced all will become clear. We hope this will be around mid-Feb once the artwork is ready.

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9 hours ago, Richard Barnett said:

 

We’ve done much of the research on the next batch and now need to tool the bogie and the cranes as they will form part of the second batch which we hope will follow in 2021. 

 

We basically need to slot in the tooling for this as we are also working on a couple of other projects which we have yet to announce, however we are confident that we will be able to move forward quickly. 

 

That's great to hear as I'm also after the later bogied version as well - some of which seem to be living on operating into Devon and Cornwall as of last weekend. 

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On 13/01/2020 at 20:11, surfsup said:

 

That's great to hear as I'm also after the later bogied version as well - some of which seem to be living on operating into Devon and Cornwall as of last weekend. 

 

Still quite a few of the YSA/YWA Salmons around - as well as the YKA Osprey variant.

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Incredibly excited for this, I’ve only just seen the updates, wasn’t sure if this was going to happen.

 

Given my apparent guilty pleasure of amassing scale length engineers trains from the early 90s, I think you can expect a big order from here when the order books open.

 

Now I wonder which child is worth more to medical science :D

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