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The 2022 London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace

 

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Photo courtesy Tony Woof

 

This weekend we are pleased to be attending the 2022 London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace.

 

If you are attending the show please visit our stand, number 76, and say hello. We have 3D prints of the forthcoming new decks for our BBA project which will include the BWA conversions with six cradles fitted, two examples can be seen in this excellent photo of 37048 passing Melton Ross on the 10th of September 1991.


 

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For those interested in the forthcoming Cavalex cradle fitted BBA wagon here is some information on them ( Although these were not coded BWA as far as i'm aware , BWA was for the same wagons converted in 1995 with five ex BZA cradles )

BBA wagon pool 4225 Various to various stainless slab / coil .

Total 33

910003 , 006 , 112 , 170 , 179 , 216 , 223 , 234 , 235 , 258 , 264 , 269 , 275 , 292 , 307 , 413 , 420 , 421 , 422 , 423 , 424 , 425 , 426 , 427 , 440 , 441 , 447 , 450 , 461 , 465 , 469 , 484 , 489 .

These 33 wagons were fitted with 6 traverse cradles for carrying stainless slab cast from Tinsley Park steelworks to the East coast ports like Grimsby for an onward sea journey to Germany for rolling , only to be brought back on the same wagons now as coil to Tinsley and Panteg , slab also ran from Tinsley to Lackenby and Port Talbot to be rolled into coil , but as these plants dealt with normal steel , the process of rolling stainless was not best suited to these two plants , hence a switch to European plants . These wagons ran with BDA , BMA with slab and SPA , BAA , BDW  etc with imported coil either as semi finished coil to Tinsley and Panteg or as wrapped finished steel to the likes of Wolverhampton , Brierley Hill etc..

Liveries of these were black with railfreight logo and red cradles or original bauxite brown with brown cradles ,

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Anyone else's BBA's squeaking? 

 

Lovely model, bought a rake of about 10, but the squeaky wheels are driving me nuts.

 

I appreciate it is quite realistic, and could be relabelled as a feature, but eh 😉

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3 hours ago, andythenorth said:

Anyone else's BBA's squeaking? 

Lovely model, bought a rake of about 10, but the squeaky wheels are driving me nuts.

 

Perhaps a light dab of grease on the axle bearing might resolve?    🙂

 

cheers

Al

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10 hours ago, KAR 120C said:

I may have missed it but I can’t see anything on the PHA/JGA hopper wagon.  Is there any news on this model at all?

 

Thanks.

 

Good morning KAR 120C, the factory are currently preparing the first decorated samples of the PHA/JGA for review. We hope to have these next month.

 

We will of course provide updates as soon as we have more information.

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