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PFA, by Accurascale 07/07/20 NEW RUN ANNOUNCED!

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4 hours ago, newbryford said:

 

Especially if you want to model the site at Drigg.............................

 

I'm hoping that the gypsum boxes will be made available for later flows with bogie flats.

 

Which bogie flats do you want?

 

When the traffic first started I believe Freightliner FFA & FGA we’re used ( please correct if wrong), these were replaced with Tiphook 60’ foot flats running with two containers on each. These in turn were replaced by the 40’ foot purpose built PFA which later were supplemented with former Cawoods flats. The ex Cawoods were scrapped and the 40’ foot ones went into storage at York till taken away about five years ago and refurbished and used by GBRf. 

 

EWS later DB were using FCA’s and GBRf using FEA’s (Marcroft built ones) and also Lowliners with two or three Tiphook or Railease 60’ foot KFA flats.

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2 hours ago, Mark Saunders said:

 

Which bogie flats do you want?

 

When the traffic first started I believe Freightliner FFA & FGA we’re used ( please correct if wrong), these were replaced with Tiphook 60’ foot flats running with two containers on each. These in turn were replaced by the 40’ foot purpose built PFA which later were supplemented with former Cawoods flats. The ex Cawoods were scrapped and the 40’ foot ones went into storage at York till taken away about five years ago and refurbished and used by GBRf. 

 

EWS later DB were using FCA’s and GBRf using FEA’s (Marcroft built ones) and also Lowliners with two or three Tiphook or Railease 60’ foot KFA flats.

There was also a rake of the EWS red FKA twins in use around the year 2000. GBRF have gone on to use the 640xxx FEA twins and singles in blue and the odd Network Rail yellow FEA singles have made an appearance on gypsum and container trains in the past ten years or so.

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10 hours ago, 25901 said:

I think if the half height containers were done as a separate item they would be a sure seller. Hint Hint

They are a separate item, each container comes with a free wagon.

 

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6 hours ago, Mark Saunders said:

 

Which bogie flats do you want?

 

When the traffic first started I believe Freightliner FFA & FGA we’re used ( please correct if wrong), these were replaced with Tiphook 60’ foot flats running with two containers on each. These in turn were replaced by the 40’ foot purpose built PFA which later were supplemented with former Cawoods flats. The ex Cawoods were scrapped and the 40’ foot ones went into storage at York till taken away about five years ago and refurbished and used by GBRf. 

 

EWS later DB were using FCA’s and GBRf using FEA’s (Marcroft built ones) and also Lowliners with two or three Tiphook or Railease 60’ foot KFA flats.

 

Exactly!

That's why I think the gyppo boxes would sell, as there's a diverse range of flats to run them with.

The FFPS-Kirkby Thore run - when operated with GBRf seemingly operated with all types of their FEA fleet in the same train......

There have been odd occasions when the traffic was running sporadically, that a full set of Tiphook KFAs (as per Hornby) was used.

 

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3 hours ago, adb968008 said:

They are a separate item, each container comes with a free wagon.

 

;-)

That almost as good as the offer I heard about today, if I can store a couple of loco’s on your railway I’ll give you a free 142.

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19 hours ago, 25901 said:

That almost as good as the offer I heard about today, if I can store a couple of loco’s on your railway I’ll give you a free 142.

Nah 142’s are almost as cheap as a dozen o gauge locos, (i’m not joking either), so cheap i’m surprised they've not turned up in the bargains thread.

 

Could make good model railway club rooms.

 

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It was great to meet the Accurascale Team at Model Rail Scotland.

The stock on show was superb and, as well as my DRS PFA wagons, now have 3 British Fuel and 12 Cawoods!

not sure if I heard correctly during chats but maybe Fran can confirm or tell us I was hearing things. Did I hear mention that Accurascale were going to manufacture loads for the PFA containers or am I dreaming?

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John

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4 hours ago, JohnC said:

It was great to meet the Accurascale Team at Model Rail Scotland.

The stock on show was superb and, as well as my DRS PFA wagons, now have 3 British Fuel and 12 Cawoods!

not sure if I heard correctly during chats but maybe Fran can confirm or tell us I was hearing things. Did I hear mention that Accurascale were going to manufacture loads for the PFA containers or am I dreaming?

Best regards

John


Hi John,

 

you heard correct, we are currently working on real coal loads for our PFA coal containers, so watch this space!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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8 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:


Hi John,

 

you heard correct, we are currently working on real coal loads for our PFA coal containers, so watch this space!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

Hi Fran

Many thanks - looking forward to seeing them.

Best regards

John

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Is there likely to be another run of the Cawoods version at somepoint?

 

They're fast running out and it's looking increasingly like I'll not be able to afford them before they do. :(

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1 hour ago, LNERandBR said:

Is there likely to be another run of the Cawoods version at somepoint?

 

They're fast running out and it's looking increasingly like I'll not be able to afford them before they do. :(

 

Hi Stephen,

 

I am sure we will do a re-run of them at some point due to their popularity!

 

Cheers,

 

Fran

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41 minutes ago, Accurascale Fran said:

 

Hi Stephen,

 

I am sure we will do a re-run of them at some point due to their popularity!

 

Cheers,

 

Fran

 

That's excellent news, I'll continue to save my pennies for them then :)

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17 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:


Hi John,

 

you heard correct, we are currently working on real coal loads for our PFA coal containers, so watch this space!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran


I hope your not doing a real load for the DRS containers, might glow in the dark lol

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3 hours ago, 25901 said:


I hope your not doing a real load for the DRS containers, might glow in the dark lol

 

For low level waste load your container with an old gas mantle as they use Thorium Dioxide which is mildly radioactive!

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6 hours ago, 25901 said:


I hope your not doing a real load for the DRS containers, might glow in the dark lol

As the LL waste containers have change design several times in their life are we going to see some of the alternatives?

Ian_B

 

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just had an email saying various PFA packs are down to the final few examples

 

thats is just scaremongering, people will read it, panic and buy boxes and boxes of wagons to stockpile just in case!

 

at least the same people will probably have loads of toilet roll to wrap them up in while they make pasta shape pictures in their fallout bunkers 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Well I've got my first full height container ready but does anyone know the correct red to use.

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14 hours ago, 25901 said:

Well I've got my first full height container ready but does anyone know the correct red to use.

 

 

I don't know the true specification but Halfords red primer gives quite a good rusty red look that isn't a million miles away from the prototype.

 

Ed

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Hi All,

I recall seeing/hearing about a coal load for the superb open PFA's.

From memory this was also to be produced by Accurascale.

I see Accurascale have provided a coal load for the HUO, does anyone have any feedback on the variant for the PFA's?

Fran?

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It was announced but nothing has been produced yet. I assume there will have to be samples for approval. I too plan to get some.

 

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10 hours ago, CB Rail said:

Hi All,

I recall seeing/hearing about a coal load for the superb open PFA's.

From memory this was also to be produced by Accurascale.

I see Accurascale have provided a coal load for the HUO, does anyone have any feedback on the variant for the PFA's?

Fran?


Hi CB Rail,

 

We are currently awaiting a sample for approval but this has been delayed due to the pandemic. We should have an update in the coming weeks.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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Any PFA wagons and containers reach Inverness during the early 90's? Forgive me if my dates out, not totally up on the history of the wagons. Model the late 80's, including abit of the early 90's.

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I'm sure I've seen a reference to British Fuels ones making it to Georgemas Junction and backloads of scrap!

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Definitely did in the EWS era of the late 90s. 

Try having a look at Roddy Mcphee on Flickr there's bound to be a few pics that will be of use to you on there.

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