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1 minute ago, bartram108 said:

I'm curious to know why there's a plain grey wagon at the front?

Take a look at the train formation guide in the first post in this thread and all will be clear. ‘Tis just the way they were. 
 

Anyhow, ordered myself a grey/orange BSC set last night...

 

Roy

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43 minutes ago, bartram108 said:

I'm curious to know why there's a plain grey wagon at the front?

The orange end denotes the end with the rotary coupling and the plain grey does not have/require one. This allows the wagons to be kept coupled as it is emptied in the tippler house. Hence the one all grey with the orange coupled to a grey! 
 

The rotary coupler was not required on the aggregate wagons and was deactivated hence no orange ends.

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You, you Accurascale people, why are you teasing me with my PTAs, getting close to me, then taking them away, like I've been a naughty child. Already they got to 2 miles from me when they went from Felixstowe to your warehouse, now they've gone on a tour having been sent to Royal Mails north west England distribution centre, then overnight, while I slept, they got within 300 metres of me, as a Royal Mail distribution lorry took them past me on the A12 to Chelmsford, 45 miles south. Will my heartache never end. So what's the plan for tomorrow, take them past my door again and leave them in Norwich!!!

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3 minutes ago, rembrow said:

You, you Accurascale people, why are you teasing me with my PTAs, getting close to me, then taking them away, like I've been a naughty child. Already they got to 2 miles from me when they went from Felixstowe to your warehouse, now they've gone on a tour having been sent to Royal Mails north west England distribution centre, then overnight, while I slept, they got within 300 metres of me, as a Royal Mail distribution lorry took them past me on the A12 to Chelmsford, 45 miles south. Will my heartache never end. So what's the plan for tomorrow, take them past my door again and leave them in Norwich!!!


Not the only one who is suffering because of Royal Mail, mine have gone to Leyburn rather than Northallerton but likewise passé my house on the A1 to go to Low Fell to come crack south!

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9 hours ago, aureol40012 said:


Nope, checked all that. Its showing as “unfulfilled” on my account?


Hi @aureol40012,

 

If it’s showing as unfulfilled then it is yet to be dispatched. Once it is sent out you will get the tracking information. As stated on Friday we are just under 50% through the large pile of preorders we received and are going as fast as we can. I’m giving daily updates to try keep everyone in the loop.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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Mine arrived Friday and look superb.  Just have to rewheel to P4, so will be ordering a pile of wheelsets later.

 

A friend has also ordered 2 packs to give us a two rakes to run on the layout, so we will have to look at renumbering.  Railtec transfers ordered already.  Any thoughts on the best way to remove the existing TOPS markings?

 

regards, Chris

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2 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:


Hi @aureol40012,

 

If it’s showing as unfulfilled then it is yet to be dispatched. Once it is sent out you will get the tracking information. As stated on Friday we are just under 50% through the large pile of preorders we received and are going as fast as we can. I’m giving daily updates to try keep everyone in the loop.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran


Thanks Fran, as a September ‘19 order I was told mine was going out Friday by DPD, that’s the only reason I ask. Guess it’s part of the problem with social media that everyone knows when people who ordered at the same time are getting theirs!

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12 hours ago, aureol40012 said:


Nope, checked all that. Its showing as “unfulfilled” on my account?

Hi - sounds like they have not got around to your order yet.

 

To my knowledge - all your account will do is change statue - i.e. To fulfilled, when packed and ready to go.  Beyond that its then in the hands of the courier, and you will then get updates from them as you would for any other parcel.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Chris.

 

P.S  I would not worry - as Fran said Friday - just under half way through pre-orders!  If people are getting a little twitchy - then the only other idea - apart from A/S being bombarded with "Where is PTA's emails?" - would be on a frequent basis (i.e every couple of days - post on here what invoice numbers upto - for example 123xx), so people have an approximation for how near or far they are away!  But of course invoice numbers will include all product orders - there will be lots of Class 37, Class 92, KUA orders etc.. So they won't all be PTA's, but things will be a little slower due to Covid.  

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Very pleased indeed with my new PTA wagons simply superb in all respects, including the quality packaging.

 

Questions : how does one get the tail light to work ? no obvious signs of a switch ? and how/where to fit the supplied battery ?

TIA

Ken

 

 

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Hi Ken

 

There is an instruction sheet in each pack, here is a link including a video. you’ll fine a micro switch near the buffer beam under the end wagon. 
 

https://accurascale.co.uk/pages/support#reamaze#0#/kb/model-specific-questions/how-do-i-fit-the-battery-or-switch-on-the-lights-on-the-pta-slash-jua-slash-jsa-pack

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7 minutes ago, McC said:

Hi Ken

 

There is an instruction sheet in each pack, here is a link including a video. you’ll fine a micro switch near the buffer beam under the end wagon. 
 

https://accurascale.co.uk/pages/support#reamaze#0#/kb/model-specific-questions/how-do-i-fit-the-battery-or-switch-on-the-lights-on-the-pta-slash-jua-slash-jsa-pack mmm

 

Many thanks for your very quick response. Didn't notice an instruction sheet in the box only a parts list. Regardless appears very easy to do, once you know how....

No need to keep removing/replacing the battery as per the video, with a switch being fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, dogbox321 said:

Hi - sounds like they have not got around to your order yet.

 

To my knowledge - all your account will do is change statue - i.e. To fulfilled, when packed and ready to go.  Beyond that its then in the hands of the courier, and you will then get updates from them as you would for any other parcel.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Chris.

 

P.S  I would not worry - as Fran said Friday - just under half way through pre-orders!  If people are getting a little twitchy - then the only other idea - apart from A/S being bombarded with "Where is PTA's emails?" - would be on a frequent basis (i.e every couple of days - post on here what invoice numbers upto - for example 123xx), so people have an approximation for how near or far they are away!  But of course invoice numbers will include all product orders - there will be lots of Class 37, Class 92, KUA orders etc.. So they won't all be PTA's, but things will be a little slower due to Covid.  

My grey and orange PTAs have arrived from order 10450 but still no sign of any movement on my order 9383 for blue and orange PTAs. So as said earlier order number order does not mean despatch order.

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11 minutes ago, 89A said:

My grey and orange PTAs have arrived from order 10450 but still no sign of any movement on my order 9383 for blue and orange PTAs. So as said earlier order number order does not mean despatch order.

 

We have several batching / packing lines, so dispatch is not in a strict order. We will be 100% clear of all orders in hand by Tuesday coming, so no need to fret :)

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The most important thing is that we are all going to get our orders in before Christmas. Personally i cant think of a situation EVER where we have had as much information, co-operation and the ability to chat and interact directly with the key players within a company such as Accurascale. 

 

I can understand that people who have ordered early may be slightly disapointed that their models arent here yet but its only a matter of days ladies/gents and not weeks now. The big wait is over ;)

 

I am certainly not as up to speed as most on this site but am in the process of converting a 30'x40' Garage with loft trussed space into a model layout. I cannot think of a better set of finescale models to be the first to be run on it when the track is laid. 

 

Next set for me are the KUA's and 37's.

 

Who knows, we may even see the KUA's before Christmas as well but im not worried as i know that the team will be striving to get these to us just as quick as they can.

 

Keep up the good work folks. 

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10 hours ago, Mark Saunders said:

The orange end denotes the end with the rotary coupling and the plain grey does not have/require one. This allows the wagons to be kept coupled as it is emptied in the tippler house. Hence the one all grey with the orange coupled to a grey! 
 

The rotary coupler was not required on the aggregate wagons and was deactivated hence no orange ends.

Assuming the rotary coupling is to allow the wagon to be rotated to be emptied, then the plain wagon is always empty?

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10 minutes ago, Railfreight1998 said:

I think the loco is uncoupled prior to the unloading.

 

Yes, the loco is uncoupled and the rake goes through the rotary 'tipper' which rotated each wagon in place, emptying the load, one wagon at a time. 

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38 minutes ago, McC said:

 

Yes, the loco is uncoupled and the rake goes through the rotary 'tipper' which rotated each wagon in place, emptying the load, one wagon at a time. 

 

I think there is a clip of it in the Railfreight Today Series (quite old now!) - Scotland?  There maybe something on youtube too?

 

Best Wishes,

 

C.

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