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The route map below shows that the hooded coil carriers were used on EWS Enterprise services between Warrington Arpley and Carlisle Kingmoor Yard.  However, I note that the symbol for Carlisle Kingmoor Yard is a 'staging point', which implies that this wasn't the ultimate destination of the wagons on that service and therefore I can only assume that these must either have continued on another Enterprise service (not shown), or must have been tripped to a customer from Kingmoor Yard.  Does anyone know anything about the destination of the wagons on this part of the network?  I'm assuming they were loaded northbound and returned empty in the southbound direction.  I'm also assuming that this must have been finished steel for delivery to an end customer.

 

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12 hours ago, Mark Saunders said:

From memory the traffic to Kingmoor was for a distribution depot at Brunthill on the remains of the Waverley route.

 

I never knew that place existed, but I think you're probably correct.  Carlisle Warehousing Limited on the Kingstown Industrial Estate looks as though it's still in existence.  The website http://www.wwlgroup.co.uk/Carlisle_rail.html states:

 

"Having secured a contract for trans-shipping steel coil, it decided to cover the existing siding with a purpose built warehouse. This enabled products to be loaded or unloaded under cover in an extremely clean and controlled environment, free from the challenges of the weather.

The building comprises a galvanised, portal steel frame spanning 17 metres by 92 metres long with a height of 6 metres. This provides an enhanced floor slab of 12 metres wide alongside the rail track which can hold 6 or 7 wagons."

 

It therefore looks as though steel coil traffic may have been the origins of the current facility.

 

The photograph on that website is rather dated, as it doesn't show the adjacent building which has been there since at least 2010 (based on Google Streetview and a photograph on the Waverely Route Heritage Association website https://waverleyrouteha.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/a-visit-to-the-brunthill-branch-by-andy-laing/ which shows the facility from the railway side, albeit with Cargowaggons rather than JSAs.

 

Looking at the Spring 2004 edition of Freightmaster, I note that there were services between Brunthill and both Earles Sidings and Oxwellmains, which were Freightliner hauled, so I'm assuming the facility was receiving significant quantities of bagged cement at that time and the steel traffic had potentially ceased before then.

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1 hour ago, Dungrange said:

 

I never knew that place existed, but I think you're probably correct.  Carlisle Warehousing Limited on the Kingstown Industrial Estate looks as though it's still in existence. 

 

If you search Flickr for Brunthill and look at the photos from Adrian Nicholls and Dave McDigital in particular, will give a fair bit of info on the steel and cement traffic that went there.

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Had a brace of JSAs waiting for me when I came home from work today, my first Accurascale purchase (I'm mostly interested in transition era, so a bit early for most Accurascale wagons); anyway I'm seriously impressed. I'm not prone to fanboyism with regard to toy trains, or anything else, but wow what a quality product. Excellent packaging , nice sturdy box, really well detailed wagons. How they manage this level of all round quality for little more than the list price of a couple of 10 year old tooling Bachmann 12T vent vans (for example) intrigues me. Nice one guys!

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55 minutes ago, D9502 said:

Has anyone else had their JSA’s held up in transit due to customs paperwork? 

Hi @D9502 

 

We are sorry your parcel has been held up by this issue. Just to clarify that this is not down to incorrect or lack of customs paperwork. This has affected a small batch of parcels including yours and we have been screaming at Parcelforce to rectify daily. After being told that a batch of parcels, which included yours, was caught in a customs clearance backlog, Parcel Force have finally admitted to us that a software glitch left these parcels in limbo and they were not progressed through their system as they should have been. Other customers who have been affected by this have been reporting that their parcels are now landing with them after this delay. If you havent already, please email us at [email protected] with your order number and we will chase it for you. 

 

Apologies again for the inconvenience caused but unfortunately this situation is outside of our control. We are currently taking steps to ensure this does not happen again. It was a bit of a Brexit perfect storm of delays around the JSAs and it will not affect future deliveries including the forthcoming KUAs.

 

Thanks,

 

Fran

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Hi Fran

 

Thanks for the update and info. I'd been in touch with Stephen about this as i didn't wish to put it in a public domain, he's been very good about this, my query was really whether it was just me or as you've said it affected a whole tranche of parcels.

 

>>Apologies again for the inconvenience caused but unfortunately this situation is outside of our control. 

No worries, I'm sure most folk will appreciate its not your fault!

 

There's no real rush as I've only just started to build a new layout for these to run on.

Kind regards.

 

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3 hours ago, Dicky L said:

and another one, I have just received the last 4 so my Steel Coil rake will now be 10 x JSA 3 x BLA and 2 x BZA

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Very nice indeed, but being predantic, shouldn't the load bars (white) be positioned fore and aft of each coil to hold them in position?

 

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On 20/05/2021 at 20:42, Ruairidh Munro said:

Very nice indeed, but being predantic, shouldn't the load bars (white) be positioned fore and aft of each coil to hold them in position?

 

not always it would seem. 

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On 15/05/2021 at 11:52, Dicky L said:

Superb wagon

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I like how you have corrected the look of steel hot rolled and cooled and the paint product marking on them,takes me back to watching the hot steel sheets at Consett plate mill and the marking out guys on the red hot plates with wooden clogs smoldering marking them ,nice modelling Dicky.

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1 hour ago, mudmagnet said:

I ordered a pair of JSA the other day and arrived safely today. Very impressed with these and will look forward to getting these weathered. Tempted by another pair now .....


unfortunately we’re totally sold out

https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/jsa-coil-carrier

 

but you may find some at our stockists

https://accurascale.co.uk/pages/store-locator

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I'm hoping to weather my 2 BS JSAs this weekend - I'm lite on prototype photos although the one included with the models is rather tasty from a weathering perspective. Anybody found anything on line?

Chris Hopper

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