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Paul, you mention a recent rebuilt version is this OR76WW010 revised bed one and did it say if they will have the modern bogies?

The image is the diamond frame version still but that may be a stock image.

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Thanks for posting....

 

From those 2 pictures it may be that this is a separate venture from the Hattons' Warwells.  These have the rivet detail already included which the Hattons' ones didn't yet have.

 

Mmmmm... maybe 2 manufacturers......nice to have a choice.

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Paul, you mention a recent rebuilt version is this OR76WW010 revised bed one and did it say if they will have the modern bogies?

The image is the diamond frame version still but that may be a stock image.

 

It is difficult from the descriptions and images shown in the advertising material whether the modern Gloucester bogies have been reproduced, I'd be keen to see more detail on this....

I'll be interested to see how these compare to the Hattons versions, although I can't help wishing they'd announced a modern warflat as well/instead.

 

A modern warflat would be very useful....

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Paul, you mention a recent rebuilt version is this OR76WW010 revised bed one and did it say if they will have the modern bogies?

The image is the diamond frame version still but that may be a stock image.

 

Hi Paul, my understanding is there will be a specific tooling representing the MOD rebuilds of the 1980's as there were significant differences over the original warwells.  The way the discussion was I think that means the KWA's are likely to have the newer bogies.

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Hi Paul, my understanding is there will be a specific tooling representing the MOD rebuilds of the 1980's as there were significant differences over the original warwells.  The way the discussion was I think that means the KWA's are likely to have the newer bogies.

That's good to hear, the Oxford text suggests the deck will be modified so fingers crossed :)

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I note that the triple-pack seems to carry the TOPS code KWA, suggesting that they represent the air-braked version, which would have had Gloucester bogies.[/quote

Hi Brian

 

You're correct they do carry the KWA code which should mean they will have the Glocester bogies unfortunately the image is I think a stock image all be it a bit blurry of a generic warwell so hard to tell. Lets hope we get some better images soon

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Hopefully if they are doing the KWA as a present day (or Post 2003 ish anyway) KWA, It will have the extra plates at the ends of the decks and protecting the buffers that all vehicles still in service seem to have. The Hattons model doesn't.

Hello WBF

 

When I asked this question in the hattons thread they didnt seem to think it was important enough to tool up the revised deck. Only a minor difference.

Oxford could clean up on refurbished Warwells

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I'll likely be buying 4+ modern warwells and I'm unlikely to be mixing between the manufacturers.

 

I read that query in the thread Andy, was disappointed to read their response.

 

Hopefully one of the models will end up significantly better than the other to make the choice easier :)

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Hello

 

  With the announcement of these forthcoming models as well as the Hattons version I was wondering what models/kits are available for loads suitable for the 1980s period.

 

 

                                                                                                        Cheers

 

                                                                                                                  George

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Hello George and Kelly.

 

Unserviceable / damaged Land Rovers more likely to be carried in OCA opens, serviceable Land Rovers on Warflats, sometimes 3 to a Warflat but more likely 2.   Scimitars / Sabres / Scorpions / BV202 / FV432 and variants also often carried on Warflats, although the first 3 also fit into standard ISO containers.

 

Warwells tend to be reserved for larger / heavier vehicles like CET, Samaritan / Sultan / Warrior (which now need a cradle to ensure the vehicle is carried in a manner not to foul platforms and fit into loading gauge.  They can also be seen loaded with Unimogs, excavators and diggers etc too.

 

I did however, watch the first trial train up the Redmire branch in the late 90's which was formed of 2 RFD class 47 in top and tail mode with a train of 4 Warflats with an EWS inspection saloon at either end, each Warflat was loaded with 2 Warriors.

 

Hope this helps

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Oxford Diecast have announced a Sherman III (M4A2).

 

These diesel engined variants were the second most common type used by the British. 2 colours, 1942 10th armoured div and 1943 Royal Scots greys.

 

Perfect load for the war wells.

 

Any chance of Sherman V some day?

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Oxford Rail have updated their website and added some decorated samples of the Ministry of War warwell and the sherman loaded one. They look great, shame the firefly isn't going to be the load though - http://oxfordrail.com/76/OR76WW.htm 

 

The link is correct but does not work! Try below it looks the same!

 

http://www.oxfordrail.com/76/OR76WW.htm

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