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Oops theyve done it again.

 

i’d never thought anyone would do containerised coal.

 

another one for my list, I remember these going through Manchester Victoria with 56’s on in the late 1980’s !

 

my 4 pack order is already in !

 

Here's a rough effort taken by a school kid with a cheap 110ASA camera !

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Heres a couple more I managed to unearth, sorry about the quality, as a poor kid with no money, it took me 10-15 years until 2001 just to afford to develop the film !

 

 

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Now boys if you need any suggestions what to do next... No one so far has done a Binliner (Waste / refuge train), and in Manchester there was as much muck as there was coal...

 

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Cracking pics, John! The Cawoods was always a personal fave of mine so seemed a no brainer! All those 37s, Grids and 60s on a colourful train of distinctive wagons, what's not to like!?

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Nice, any chance of those Gypsum containers being made available as a separate product? ;)

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Oh dear. This is going to hurt my already severely injured wallet. It’s going to batter it real bad. Poor thing. 

Well done Accurascale. I’ll be having a lot of these off you.

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I would also be interested in the gypsum containers as a separate item.

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Another fantastic announcement. Well done Accurascale. 

 

I will buy one or both of the DRS packs to run with my DRS traction. Really looking forward to these arriving. 

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Just now, DRS Crewe On A Mission said:

Another fantastic announcement. Well done Accurascale. 

 

I will buy one or both of the DRS packs to run with my DRS traction. Really looking forward to these arriving. 

 

Cheers man, great thing about these is that they're still at work today with DRS, so cover lots of eras!

 

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1 minute ago, 071 said:

 

Cheers man, great thing about these is that they're still at work today with DRS, so cover lots of eras!

 

 

Very true, I have just been searching on Flickr as I don't follow the PFAs as such, more the FNAs up until now and they have and continue to be seen on such a variety of DRS workings with DRS traction. It's especially funny because I was only thinking a few weeks ago that I needed some more FNAs to run with my DRS locos and then you guys announce these. Perfect!

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Always liked these wagons. Be interested to see how you get weight into them

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1 minute ago, Talltim said:

Always liked these wagons. Be interested to see how you get weight into them

 

The wagon is diecast. Only way! 

 

Cheers,

 

Fran

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1 hour ago, 071 said:

 

The wagon is diecast. Only way! 

 

Cheers,

 

Fran

Die cast, wow

 

And my guess woukd have been the FPA Russell coal, not far off. :D

 

Overtime beckons for this, short wheelbase wagons are great for small layouts. Now to get the unbuilt kits on eBay

 

well done

Mark

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You don't always need to have a full train of them. I have a photo in the mid 1980s at Newport with one formed in front of a train of HEAs,

 

cheers

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2 minutes ago, Rivercider said:

You don't always need to have a full train of them. I have a photo in the mid 1980s at Newport with one formed in front of a train of HEAs,

 

cheers

 

Indeed Kevin, they’re perfect for mixed trains, block trains and short trains like the DRS traffic too.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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4 minutes ago, Rivercider said:

You don't always need to have a full train of them. I have a photo in the mid 1980s at Newport with one formed in front of a train of HEAs,

 

cheers

So you'll be needing some nice HEAs as well to go with the PFAs

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9 minutes ago, woodenhead said:

So you'll be needing some nice HEAs as well to go with the PFAs

No! Please no. Not at the moment thank you. Leave it a year or two then crack on but not now. 

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29 minutes ago, 66738 said:

No! Please no. Not at the moment thank you. Leave it a year or two then crack on but not now. 

66738

 

Dont worry, it isn’t on our roadmap yet!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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Saw the email this morning and thought "are these the Russell container ones which were converted from SAA and VCA wagons?"

 

Sadly those were FPA not PFA. So near yet so far.

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Just in case anyone is wondering. The Rail Express article on Speedlink Coal is July 2008 ;)

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4 minutes ago, Flood said:

Saw the email this morning and thought "are these the Russell container ones which were converted from SAA and VCA wagons?"

 

Sadly those were FPA not PFA. So near yet so far.

That was my 'hope' :D but equally delighted

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What year did British Gypsum start to use these? 

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Hi all

 

In Transtail EWS days they worked to Aberdeen, Elgin, Inverness and Georgmass junction 

 

Regards Arran  

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