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On 09/07/2020 at 09:52, RP82 said:

Yes they have been the on EWS FCA and FKA twins, privately owned British Gypsum KFAs and all varieties of GBRFs FEA twins and singles

 

Thanks for this. I'll be getting a few packs of the Gypsum containers, now just which era to model!?

It looks like this type of container was used earlier, did it appear on the GBRf FEAs? 

 

@Accurascale Fran is the name plaque part of the mould or is it removable?

 

Also can we have some FCA wagons please? ;)

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23 minutes ago, SouthernMafia said:

 

@Accurascale Fran is the name plaque part of the mould or is it removable?

 

almost all the parts are removable - here's a handy parts diagram:

 

 

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Order a Q pack as soon as i read the e-mail now sold out again.

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Hi everyone,

 

We had some in stock due to cancelled pre-orders, but they did indeed go very quickly. We still have a limited amount of Cawoods and British Gypusm left, and indeed the whole range of other British Gypsum, British Fuels and modern barrier wagons are down to the last few. Thank you to everyone who has ordered them from us! We hope you enjoy them and it's worth grabbing them while you can if you're still on the fence!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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My DRS PFA’s arrived today and all I can say is “wow”.  Still not got nothing to run them behind but I’m sure Accurascale will provide :D:D:D

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Posted (edited)

My Cawoods S and T Packs arrived today to supplement packs A B C and D. Very nice!

66738 

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51 minutes ago, 66738 said:

My Cawoods S and T Packs arrived today to supplement packs A B C and D. Very nice!

66738 

Ditto

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Fran - can you please confirm the price of the wagons without containers? Seems a bit odd they're priced the same as sets with containers, when separate containers are 3 for £20.

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57 minutes ago, bartram108 said:

Fran - can you please confirm the price of the wagons without containers? Seems a bit odd they're priced the same as sets with containers, when separate containers are 3 for £20.

 

It was clarified up thread that they are same price as the ones with containers and I paid £69.95 for my set without containers. 

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1 hour ago, bartram108 said:

Fran - can you please confirm the price of the wagons without containers? Seems a bit odd they're priced the same as sets with containers, when separate containers are 3 for £20.

 

Hi Bartram,

 

They are indeed £69.95 and we are almost sold out. They feature the separate box section plastic part which is not included in the container pack which as to be moulded as well and were rolled in to a very large initial run of wagons with the assembly costs spread across every line. 

 

Thanks,

 

Fran

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Cawoods additional packs also arrived in the Highlands today. Need to get them weathered and loaded like the other 12. 
 

Great service as usual from the guys. 
 

Cheers

 

Eddie

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Posted (edited)

I bought a pack of 3 DRS barrier vehicles direct from Accurascale when they were first issued but missed out on a set of 3 with half height containers.   I tried to pre-order a DRS Q or R pack from this new batch from Accurascale but already showing "out of stock", then tried to pre-order from C & M.  It seems I wasn't quick enough as their home page said they were selling fast,  but I was unable to find the item still listed as available for pre-order.   Third time lucky, I then successfully placed a pre-order with Rails so hopefully these will be on their way to me from Sheffield soon.

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I've just received my pack of 3 non-containerised PFA's, and whilst happy with the overall models, there are a couple of minor disappointments:

1) the TOPS panels aren't straight on 1 side of 2 of the 3

2) the TOPS panels aren't fixed to the chassis and fall out easily (found this out when trying to fix 1)) - not sure if the other small panels are similarly loose

3) one of the inserts which are presumably used to fit a container if required is slightly warped and doesn't sit flat

 

2) could be fixed easily with a bit of glue; 1) might be fixable if there's a slight error in the casting which can be removed somehow; not sure about 3) - might not be so noticeable once running in a rake of other wagons

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5 minutes ago, bartram108 said:

I've just received my pack of 3 non-containerised PFA's, and whilst happy with the overall models, there are a couple of minor disappointments:

1) the TOPS panels aren't straight on 1 side of 2 of the 3

2) the TOPS panels aren't fixed to the chassis and fall out easily (found this out when trying to fix 1)) - not sure if the other small panels are similarly loose

3) one of the inserts which are presumably used to fit a container if required is slightly warped and doesn't sit flat

 

2) could be fixed easily with a bit of glue; 1) might be fixable if there's a slight error in the casting which can be removed somehow; not sure about 3) - might not be so noticeable once running in a rake of other wagons

 

Hi Bartram,

 

We are very sorry to hear that your pack is not up to scratch. Please email us at [email protected] and we can arrange warranty repair for this pack for you.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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36 minutes ago, bartram108 said:

3) one of the inserts which are presumably used to fit a container if required is slightly warped and doesn't sit flat

 

That looks to be a problem with the sample that Accurascale used for the first image on their website.  See - https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/pfa-2-axle-container-flat-wagon/products/pfa-container-wagon-p

 

The top images shows one with a slightly warped insert (which I believe is used to hold the container above the wheel flanges), the middle image shows a wagon with the insert missing, and the bottom wagon is fine.  Interestingly, when the wagon was turned, the warped inset was removed (or fell off).

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5 minutes ago, Dungrange said:

 

That looks to be a problem with the sample that Accurascale used for the first image on their website.  See - https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/pfa-2-axle-container-flat-wagon/products/pfa-container-wagon-p

 

The top images shows one with a slightly warped insert (which I believe is used to hold the container above the wheel flanges), the middle image shows a wagon with the insert missing, and the bottom wagon is fine.  Interestingly, when the wagon was turned, the warped inset was removed (or fell off).

 

The inset piece is (prototypically) designed to attach to the 20' container and raise it above the wheelbase. In use, you would clip the inset to the base of your container, then clip the combination into the wagon. A little twisting in transit wont' make any difference to the fit. HTH.

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Just been into Kernow Models in Guildford, who still had a BNFL pack and a Cawoods pack T as of 14:00 today! I lightened them of some Cawoods.
 

Chris.

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On 25/07/2020 at 16:22, Accurascale Fran said:

separate box section plastic part which is not included in the container pack

 

What part is this? I'm interested in using some of my container ones as barriers.

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35 minutes ago, TomScrut said:

 

What part is this? I'm interested in using some of my container ones as barriers.

 

If you look at @McC's parts diagram from 11 July above, we're talking about part 17, which sits between the die-cast wagon and the containers.  It's not something special to the barrier wagon pack.

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The frame is used to lift containers with flush bases clear of the wheel guards.

They weren't needed on Cawoods/BFL (and some other boxes/tanktainers) as the boxes had a raised floor to clear the wheel guards.

 

Pics here:

 

 

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Posted (edited)

On a slightly unrelated note.

To back up a previous request - 36 gypsum boxes have been acquired to populate a matching number of 60' platforms for another project.

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16 minutes ago, Dungrange said:

 

If you look at @McC's parts diagram from 11 July above, we're talking about part 17, which sits between the die-cast wagon and the containers.  It's not something special to the barrier wagon pack.

 

Ah right thanks I thought it was something not on the container sets, as in a special part that finishes the look off when no containers are on. Mine have that already.

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