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http://www.revolutiontrains.com/pfa-bulous-flats-from-revolution/

 

Information from Above Link:

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Revolution is offering the PFA 4-wheel container flat to accompany the forthcoming KUA bogie flask wagon and further develop its successful relationship with Accurascale.

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PFA DRSL92798 at Carlisle. Photo courtesy Ray Forster.

 

The wagons were built by Standard Wagon Co. in 1987 to carry containerised coal traffic for Cawoods Ltd from collieries across Britain to dockside terminals for onward shipping to Ireland.

 

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56132 on Blyth-Ellesmere Port Cawoods containers in 1989. Photo courtesy Mick Page.

 

Open coal containers were also used by British Fuels and CPL, with the wagons, and some were also pressed into service on trains for British Gypsum, carrying their distinctive blue containers.

 

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66208 and 56056 at Burton Salmon with British Fuels and CPL containers in 2002. Photo courtesy Neil Harvey.

 

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60041 with gypsum containers at Hellifield in 2006. Photo courtesy Ian Tunstall.

 

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PFA with blue gypsum container

 

In the early part of this century a batch were acquired by DRS who still use them as runner wagons and for the transportation of containerised nuclear waste, particularly in distinctive half-height 20′ containers.

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68002 and 68004 on 6K73 Sellafield – Crewe in 2019. Photo courtesy Andy Parkinson.

 

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DRS 37 605 & 37602 with waste containers Dungeness – Crewe 2018. Photo courtesy Train Photos.

 

The Revolution model will feature our usual refinements and we are expecting to open the order book in 2020.

 

We are also exploring the possibility of offering the wagons with coal, gypsum and nuclear containers and also offering these items as separate accessories.

 

 

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Ohh the bank balance is howling at the thought of this, some nuclear containers and a large chunk of cawoods please!

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Hi Ben, Mike,

Great News.

Do you have a time frame for delivery?

Will the wagons some complete with a Cawoods container?,

Will they be available wagon only so I can fit my c rail coal containers?

I'll be looking at 30 roughly what size 2nd mortgage will I require?

Cheers

Duncan

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16 hours ago, Duncan. said:

Hi Ben, Mike,

Great News.

Do you have a time frame for delivery?

Will the wagons some complete with a Cawoods container?,

Will they be available wagon only so I can fit my c rail coal containers?

I'll be looking at 30 roughly what size 2nd mortgage will I require?

Cheers

Duncan

Hi,

In the hope of helping out Ben and Mike just a teensiest bit you might find the following of help.

Ben replying to the query on the NGF 24/11/19:

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We intend producing as many different containers as is feasible.  Initially I am sure the low level waste containers and Cawoods will be part of the project.

And buying the wagons unloaded will also be an option.

Mike replying to the query on the NGF 26/11/19:

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The PFAs will be listed very soon! Ben and I just need to agree a couple of things.

HTH.

 

Regards, Gerry.

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What an excellent choice. I'll have to resist stretching to a full rake, but will certainly pick up a few and add Cawoods containers for photos with my Large Logo Blue Blyth beast 56126!

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I've only seen pictures of Cawoods in block trains before - but did they run very often mixed in with other coal wagons (HEAs for example) or in with other wagons in speedlink services? 

 

Tim

 

 

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These are now live to order, does anyone know how many were in a train roughly?

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On 03/12/2019 at 11:15, bluedepot said:

I've only seen pictures of Cawoods in block trains before - but did they run very often mixed in with other coal wagons (HEAs for example) or in with other wagons in speedlink services? 

 

Tim

 

 

 

On 10/12/2019 at 13:37, Ed-farms said:

...does anyone know how many were in a train roughly?

Hi,

Accurascale Fran has posted a formation guide here:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/143313-pfa-by-accurascale/&do=findComment&comment=3762220

 

Regards, Gerry.

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3 hours ago, steam-driven boy said:

 

Hi,

Accurascale Fran has posted a formation guide here:

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/143313-pfa-by-accurascale/&do=findComment&comment=3762220

 

Regards, Gerry.

 

Thanks Gerry, looks like this could get expensive with some trains about 30 wagons. Hopefully my next layout will fit 30 plus wagons

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Hi Ben and Mike,

 

Thanks for proposing yet another missing and much needed n gauge wagon. This could prove expensive :huh:

 

Do you have any dimensions at all please? They look similar in length to a TTA but it's hard to be sure from the photos.

 

Regards

 

John

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13 hours ago, johnshutts said:

They look similar in length to a TTA but it's hard to be sure from the photos.

 

Measuring a C=Rail PFA and a Farish TTA gives these buffer to buffer measurements

 

PFA  55mm

TTA  60mm

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