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Bloody marvelous. Will order today....

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Indeed! RRP of £159.99, here are some more images to accompany the ones posted by adb968008.

 

To quote Accurascale themselves:

 

"Accurascale's Warley announcement is the impressive KUA, 150-ton, four bogie nuclear flask wagon as part of its growing exciting range of OO gauge rolling stock.

 

These impressive wagons were built by Bombardier/Prorail of Wakefield in 1998 and designed to carry spent nuclear fuel from Royal Navy nuclear submarines from their bases at Devonport and Rosyth to Sellafield for disposal.

As well as these bases, the two KUA wagons have travelled extensively across the UK network, reaching Gerogemas Junction at the top of Scotland, to Washwood Heath and Wembley Yard as well as Eastleigh.

 

Accurascale sees the KUA as a suitably impressive wagon to compliment their forthcoming DRS Class 37/6 range. The production run of the wagons will be a small production run due to the limited nature of the prototypes, which were previously considered to be unlikely to appear in ready to run format.

 

When loaded the KUAs are always accompanied by DRS courier coaches carrying elite protection teams – often Royal Marines or similarly trained Army units - and frequently double headed to allow for the failure of a locomotive. The Royal Navy still has numerous retired but fully fuelled nuclear submarines in southern England and Scotland and these wagons are expected to see ongoing use for years to come.

 

Availabile to order both through our selected stockists and online via the Accurascale website. Delivery is due in Q2 (April -June) 2020.

 

Specification:

 

  • Highly detailed, accurate scale model
  • Factory-fitted detail parts (brake pipes, lamp irons, etc.)
  • Factory-fitted etched metal details where required
  • Factory-fitted pipework
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Fully detailed under-frame
  • Blackened metal 12mm disc wheels on metal axles, RP25.88 profile sets with 14.4mm back to backs and 26mm over pinpoints
  • NEM coupler pockets fitted on 'kinematic' mounts with narrow tension lock couplers provided
  • Multiple die-cast chassis parts for ideal weight over axles
  • Designed for easy conversion to EM and P4 gauges
  • Length of Wagon, buffer to buffer of 325mm (650mm for the pair of wagons)"

 

 

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Uh oh, Accurascale are gonna be making me bankrupt...

 

Bravo to them. This is outrageously fantastic. 

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Fantastic announcement, been quietly hoping for these to run on a layout I haven’t built yet! 
 

Have to admit though had only thought of getting one wagon rather than 2 but suppose it does make sense to sell them as a pair due to only 2 prototypes out there and have run together!

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7 minutes ago, No Decorum said:

£160? That works out at £10 an axle. Not too bad if looked at in a certain way. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_biggrin.png

 

Agreed.  Two wagons for that price makes them £80 each and given that these are longer than any coach on the rail network and with the cost of coaches now, they don't seem too bad for a niche model.  Of course you need to save your money for KR Models Fell locomotive.

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Hello everyone

 

Congratulations to Accurascale on this announcement and we wish them every success with the project.

 

The vehicle was to be listed in The 00 Wishlist Poll 2019 but was deleted when KR announced their model...although there was some subsequent confusion over which version was intended and was then subsequently withdrawn.

 

You have to be adept at juggling to be a member of The 00 Poll Team!!

 

Brian (on behalf of The 00 Poll Team)

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Hi Accurascale,

 

This is yet another fantastic announcement and at a very good price point for what is really a bespoke wagon. 
 

My planned Cumbrian coast layout has been extremely well covered stock wise in the last 2/3 years and this just adds further variety and a wagon I didn’t think would get made.

 

cheers

Mark

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Looks great, and this certainly isn't a criticism, but wasn't a wagon very similar to this announced by another retailer recently?


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2 minutes ago, richscylla said:

Looks great, and this certainly isn't a criticism, but wasn't a wagon very similar to this announced by another retailer recently?


Rich

Yes, KR Models.  But they have subsequently announced that the project is cancelled.

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Not wanting to knock anything that Accurascale are doings as they are doing a lot of great things ( and I have made purchases accordingly), but for me the Class 37 was the bigger announcement and should have been the show stopper !

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Order placed for the KUA, whilst on the website Mrs KDG copped the transpennine mk5, so order placed for those too. Result.

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Our logic hound dog was that we’re already flat out at the show and doing the 37 announcement early gave it time to breath and be responded to online outside of the panic of the weekend :) 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, McC said:

Our logic hound dog was that we’re already flat out at the show and doing the 37 announcement early gave it time to breath and be responded to online outside of the panic of the weekend :) 

 

 

Fair point and only you know your overall priorities and resources....... may it is just that KUA’s don’t really work for my era...... but green Class 37 and Deltic orders already placed - thanks

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Rest assured we are like the proverbial swan with many pre TOPs ranges in the works too :)

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Don’t suppose you have Mk2E escort coaches in the works in the background to go with these? 
 

pre-ordered now :)

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Well my order for the KUA is in, as is the sleeper,TPE mk5’s, and 2x class 37’s...

 

On top of the 92, Deltic and Cawoods wagons... 

 

Just before Fran announced the KUA he said we need to wait for the groupies to arrive, so i duly put my hand up and said I was here.

 

:-)

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19 minutes ago, Pegleg90 said:

Don’t suppose you have Mk2E escort coaches in the works in the background to go with these? 
 

pre-ordered now :)

Snap, 

 

That's what I'm on lookout for now too. KUA order duely placed, now to decide on what 37s to get to replace my current lot

 

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44 minutes ago, Pegleg90 said:

Don’t suppose you have Mk2E escort coaches in the works in the background to go with these? 
 

pre-ordered now :)

According to Mr Ando the Mk2e’s are not used with the KUA’s, the Mk2a’s are.

Revolution announced the N Gauge version a couple of days ago and the same question was asked.

 

Regards,

 

John P

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Another excellent announcement. I feel much more confident pre-ordering this from Accurascale than others, given the standards they are setting.

 

When you say this is a limited numbers, does that mean it'll be a limited edition with certificate etc? If (or when) it sells out, are we likely to see a rerun?

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Hi everyone,

 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the KUA launch today, your kind words, videos and orders! It has gone down very well and orders have flooded in, so we are delighted!

 

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Well done to those of you who guessed correctly, after the 37 we really couldnt top that announcement, but its nice to offer something new that goes with our DRS tractors!

 

More info here https://accurascale.co.uk/blogs/news/accurascale-goes-nuclear-with-kua-flash-wagon-in-oo 

 

Remember, you can order them direct or from our stockists!

 

Cheers!

 

Fran

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