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1 hour ago, WILLIAM said:

Looking good.

 

I'm sure you guys know better than me but were the Cawoods containers ever that bright yellow? I remember them as having more of an orange tint but that might just have been weathering as I cannot recall seeing them new.

 

Hi William,

 

It's something we're assessing but as you can see below it could vary a lot in shade, depending on weathering etc as you say. Shades is something being relayed back to the factory, the gypsum blue for instance and Cawoods is being assessed. 

 

Express Export Coal.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

 

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1 hour ago, JiLo said:

A quick prototype question if you dont mind, where any of these used in coal traffic in the North West/West Yorkshire c1992/3, if so would they still be branded Cawoods?

I can remember the cawoods liveried wagons passing Moorthorpe during the early 90s, always nice to see as an alternative to the procession of HAA MGR trains.

 

Hoping to be able to order some next week all being well.

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Some at Liverpool docks on 14/02/2003

 

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10 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:

Thanks Fran. Don't envy you on having to make a shade decision based upon that photograph!

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36 minutes ago, Ruairidh Munro said:

The 1/2 height ISO ILW containers look very RED as well.  From my memory of doing inspections at Drigg 15 or so years ago, I recall the containers being more of a maroon colour.  Not quite EWS maroon but more so that Red.

 

 

Nuccon 1/2 hieght ISO containers

 

Flickr Photos

 

 

Correct, it’s getting toned down. The white gypsum container is pretty much the only one we’re happy with!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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To my untrained eye the colour tone of the accurascale lettering on your website, would be a better for the Cawoods containers. They look very impressive and I look forward to their eventual arrival on my layout.

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Hi everyone,

 

We agree, the colour of the Cawoods container is way too yellow, and will be adjusted for production (as will the tampo). The nuclear container also needs adjusting, but that's why we get decorated samples; assess and adjust. We just share it with you rather than shy away and keep it under wraps. We're a bit 'warts and all' like that, too honest and open maybe. :) 

 

Anyway, in the continuation of our open and transparent policy, here is some pics of our samples. Please note that decoration will be corrected, some flats have containers belonging to other packs/wagons and this will be correct for production, and I am a terrible photographer. But, they will give you an idea of the quality and crispness of the tooling, finish and detail. Assembly issues like buffers and wonky plaques will be corrected too, and those tension lock hooks are hideous! 

 

Enjoy!

 

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Cheers!

 

Fran

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2 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:

 

Correct, it’s getting toned down. The white gypsum container is pretty much the only one we’re happy with!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

Cheers for the rely Fran, at least the factory for ONE right !!  Looking good in all other respects and still looking forward to receiving them. Would rather have a slight delay than receive a model that doesn't meet you usual high standards.

 

Would normally avoid the pedantic discussion of colour tone , such as the endless discussion of the warning panel on another's soon to be released locomotive.  As you say it's hugely dependant on multiple factors (incl. age, light, shadow, personal perception etc etc) but in this case it just jump out as closer a bright red.

 

This shows the variation after just a short period of time exposed to sun and weather.

 

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ps Your photos landed as I typed this.  The detail looks fantastic, esp the LLW lids and clamps.  Thought was the worker drunk when they put the Hazard Warning diamond on that LLW ISO.  It's at a quite a jaunty angle :-)

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Ruairidh Munro said:

Cheers for the rely Fran, at least the factory for ONE right !!  Looking good in all other respects and still looking forward to receiving them. Would rather have a slight delay than receive a model that doesn't meet you usual high standards.

 

Would normally avoid the pedantic discussion of colour tone , such as the endless discussion of the warning panel on another's soon to be released locomotive.  As you say it's hugely dependant on multiple factors (incl. age, light, shadow, personal perception etc etc) but in this case it just jump out as closer a bright red.

 

This shows the variation after just a short period of time exposed to sun and weather.

 

https://www.goldsim.com/Images/Content/Solution/Example%20Applications/drigg.jpg

 

Thanks Ruairidh, we totally agree. Odd colours tend to happen frequently on models, we are just more open and transparent about these things as explained above. The Cawoods and nuke containers are well off, but easily corrected, whereas if it was a shape/tooling issue, that's much more difficult to correct. We corrected our Rugby Cement and Cemflo wagons after deco samples and these will be the same. 

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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1 hour ago, Accurascale Fran said:

Assembly issues like buffers and wonky plaques will be corrected too, and those tension lock hooks are hideous! 

 

Lol...love your openness and honesty especially on those tension lock hooks :)

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Hi Fran and team,

 

its great eat to be able to see the progress and in such a short timescale as well. I have no issues with delays as  it’s much better to get it right or certainly as close as you can. It’s also good that you are happy to share at this stage as you can clearly see how detailed the actual wagons are and with my own interest in the DRS era wagons the detail on the low level waste containers is superb. 

 

All the best

Mark

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Love the insight into the development process and really looking forward to these wagons (DRS packs) as they look really good now and I’m sure they will be excellent by the time they arrive! Looking forward to my first purchases from yourselves! 

 

At least we wouldn’t loose the orange containers! :)

 

Cheers

Ali 

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Hi Fran and the Team!

 

Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm really pleased you have as they have given me total confidence that when they arrive they'll be superb. The detail on them looks fantastic and I have no regrets selling on my kit built versions for these.

 

I'm always happy to wait for a livery adjustment following seeing a model so please do share photos of all your projects going forward :)  It's provided me with loads of confidence and I'll happily commit to your future projects that fit/loosely fit in my layouts (like a CDA ;) 

 

Great Job

 

Will :)

 

P.S. As you've done the PFAs, now PTA tipplers which were all on my workbench to do I'd love a list of future projects.... Obviously that's commercially not viable but looking forward to the results of your survey.

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Any pics of the Rails CPL samples or are they coming later on?

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Hi Fran, hope you and the team are well and are enjoying the long weekend. 

 

Please don't reply until Tuesday at least when you return to work but I am interested to know when the three DRS PFA wagon packs are due to arrive? 

 

I might not have enough money to order all three packs but if I do am I eligible for 10% off the total for the three packs? If so how can I get the 10% off? 

 

Thank you very much in advance. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

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It's not a long weekend there haha.

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1 hour ago, DRS Crewe On A Mission said:

Hi Fran, hope you and the team are well and are enjoying the long weekend. 

 

Please don't reply until Tuesday at least when you return to work but I am interested to know when the three DRS PFA wagon packs are due to arrive? 

 

I might not have enough money to order all three packs but if I do am I eligible for 10% off the total for the three packs? If so how can I get the 10% off? 

 

Thank you very much in advance. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

 

Hi Danny!

 

Just use the code ‘PFA Bundle’ at the checkout for the 10% discount. 

 

We are finalizing the decoration and should have confirmation of the shipping this week. 

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7 minutes ago, McC said:

 

Hi Danny!

 

Just use the code ‘PFA Bundle’ at the checkout for the 10% discount. 

 

We are finalizing the decoration and should have confirmation of the shipping this week. 

 

Hi, thank you for the reply. I really appreciate it. 

 

Thank you for the code. That's brilliant news. When you have an ETA for delivery please can you let us know on this page. 

 

Thank you very much in advance. 

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Danny. 

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1 hour ago, LaGrange said:

 

Had this in my hand recently, stunning and nice and heavy for such a small wagon. And I didnt even say how good the container is https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin.png

 

Thanks, I thought it looked good posed with this heavily modified model of 47 901 yesterday at a local event in Dublin. Amazing model (and the 47 isnt too shabby either :lol: )

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6 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:

 

Thanks, I thought it looked good posed with this heavily modified model of 47 901 yesterday at a local event in Dublin. Amazing model (and the 47 isnt too shabby either https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_laugh.png )

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See that Container wagon in the bottom corner? That obviously demonstrates an ability to do the other Speedlink coal wagon FPA :laugh_mini: 

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On 09/07/2019 at 22:42, nat37670 said:

Thanks. It's good a few pictures are still available on Flickr but they to seem to have deleted some of them.

 

Samuel.

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