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Hi everyone,

 

Our latest Accurascale Exclusive release sees us go back to our very first model and puts a whole new spin on it too! Many HUO hopper wagon patterns gained BR Bauxite livery. However, it was not a feature of the diagram of wagons we have made in model form. There is only one that features this livery on pictorial record to date (that we know of!) and it's B335028, as depicted on Paul Bartlett's excellent website.

 

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As this is a one off, it will come in a single pack and is perfect to use alongside our other HUO wagon packs. These distinctive hoppers look rather attractive in this livery too!

 

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This single wagon pack with be part of our growing "Accurascale Exclusives" range which are only available direct via our website, limited in production and comes with collectable bespoke packaging.

 

The latest model for our "Powering Britain" range is priced at just £24.95 each and numbers are strictly limited to 500 models. They will arrive in Q2 2022 along with our other new run HOP 24 wagons, allowing you to build a rake of these distinctive hoppers.

 

Demand is likely to be high so make sure you grab yours right here: https://accurascale.co.uk/products/br-24-5t-hop24-huo-coal-hopper-bauxite-tops-exclusive

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

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3 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:

There is only one that features this livery on pictorial record to date (that we know of!) and it's B335028

 

In 1963 there a full lot of new builds left Shildon works in bauxite livery.

 

This is based on a colour transparency I have of them ex. works.

 

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Here's a pic of another hopper from that lot. in a more workaday livery.

 

50143007643_e281efc7e1_c.jpg29 at Backworth_1257 by Sassaby, on Flickr

 

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It's nice to see the brake blocks in what I assume is the correct position relative to the chassis and that if the wheels are pushed out to scale gauge they line up with the tyre tread. Bodes well for upcoming Irish stuff too I hope :good:

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4 hours ago, Porcy Mane said:

 

In 1963 there a full lot of new builds left Shildon works in bauxite livery.

 

This is based on a colour transparency I have of them ex. works.

 

1540463399_24t-AscaleHop-044-EditSm.jpg.14232a81211516351226a5f0d8f89dce.jpg

 

Here's a pic of another hopper from that lot. in a more workaday livery.

 

50143007643_e281efc7e1_c.jpg29 at Backworth_1257 by Sassaby, on Flickr

 

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Hi @Porcy Mane,

 

Our model represents a diagram 1/148 and 1/154 24.5T Hopper, with a 13'' buffer head and the 'vertical' part of the body at a differing heights on the ends and sides. The vehicle in the photo you have provided is B337475 which is diagram 1/155 which had a 16'' buffer head and the 'vertical' parts all the same height. So very slightly different.

 

Our model

 

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Style of wagon in your photo. Note where the body changes angle at the ends.

 

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Cheers! 
 

Fran 

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17 minutes ago, Colin_McLeod said:

Ordered.

 

Question for Accurascale.  How do I order a single coal load for this wagon? The loads are sold in packs of three to match the three packs of other wagons.

Maybe ask on here if there are two others in the same boat then buy one pack and split it?

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28 minutes ago, Accurascale Fran said:


Hi @Porcy Mane,

 

Our model represents a diagram 1/148 and 1/154 24.5T Hopper, with a 13'' buffer head and the 'vertical' part of the body at a differing heights on the ends and sides. The vehicle in the photo you have provided is B337475 which is diagram 1/155 which had a 16'' buffer head and the 'vertical' parts all the same height. So very slightly different.

 

Our model

 

9FFC2542-3802-40DE-8139-D2A662C0BADC.jpeg.183b6f43032baf09bf18dec6191cd467.jpeg

 

Style of wagon in your photo. Note where the body changes angle at the ends.

 

22E3E196-D963-44B8-9AEE-32F47D2E5A51.jpeg.7733260b4d26f46f8b71f49a4a0cda88.jpeg

 

Cheers! 
 

Fran 

Nicely sorted,polite with a hint of do they not realise its Accurascale they are dealing with,way to go Fran.

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56 minutes ago, Accurascale Fran said:

The vehicle in the photo you have provided is B337475 which is diagram 1/155 which had a 16'' buffer head and the 'vertical' parts all the same height.

 

Bu**er!  Back out with the milling machine.

 

At least I know were to get some oleos.

 

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22 hours ago, murphaph said:

It's nice to see the brake blocks in what I assume is the correct position relative to the chassis and that if the wheels are pushed out to scale gauge they line up with the tyre tread.

 

Too true.

 

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And I don't think there is any manufacturer that comes close to achieving how thin the W irons and brake levers have been made   (Exactoscale 3 hole disk to left), but I had to resort to Porcy's PaP to sort each "axlebox" for suit 26mm axles.   For those that haven't seen my PaP.

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20 hours ago, Accurascale Fran said:

We're closing in on 50% sold already. Thank you to everyone for your pre-orders. What an incredible response.

I have not gone against my better judgement, so I have ordered one myself.

 

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On 26/01/2022 at 18:55, murphaph said:

It's nice to see the brake blocks in what I assume is the correct position relative to the chassis and that if the wheels are pushed out to scale gauge they line up with the tyre tread.

This can only be a good thing and I found it relatively straightforward to convert an HUO to P4.

 

As has been documented elsewhere (and in fairness, acknowledged by the Accurascale guys), the brake blocks on the MDOs are very close to the wheel and require a great deal of paring back with a scalpel (or removal and re-siting on the chassis), in order not to foul P4 flanges (assuming correct 12.5mm wheels are used).

 

I wonder, therefore, if P4 and EM gauge modellers would prefer the brake blocks to be just a tad further away from the wheel treads, in order to avoid the above problem, or located closer, with a slightly more prototypical appearance?

 

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On 26/01/2022 at 18:58, Accurascale Fran said:

Our model represents a diagram 1/148 and 1/154 24.5T Hopper, with a 13'' buffer head and the 'vertical' part of the body at a differing heights on the ends and sides. The vehicle in the photo you have provided is B337475 which is diagram 1/155 which had a 16'' buffer head and the 'vertical' parts all the same height. So very slightly different.

 

Style of wagon in your photo. Note where the body changes angle at the ends.

 

22E3E196-D963-44B8-9AEE-32F47D2E5A51.jpeg.7733260b4d26f46f8b71f49a4a0cda88.jpeg

 

Cheers! 
 

Fran 

 

So the question is:

Would you ever contemplate making the 1/155 variety? You obviously already have the chassis but I do appreciate that the alterations to the ends would also change the lower side end angles as well.

 

Personally I would buy another 3 packs (9 wagons) worth.

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1 hour ago, Captain Kernow said:

I just watched the video, but I still didn't have a clue as to what you were doing!

 

You are excused my Capitane. I guess you didn't follow the link in the video description?

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/134770-cemflo-by-accurascale/&do=findComment&comment=3508135

 

Does this make it any clearer? (The vid was made to accompany that specific posting).

 

I think the Accurascale boys are now supplying corrected 26mm axles so no deepening of the axlebox coning may be required.

 

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1 hour ago, Flood said:

 

So the question is:

Would you ever contemplate making the 1/155 variety? You obviously already have the chassis but I do appreciate that the alterations to the ends would also change the lower side end angles as well.

 

Personally I would buy another 3 packs (9 wagons) worth.

 

Hi @Flood,

 

Perhaps we will in the future. We certainly wont rule it out.

 

Cheers!

 

Fran 

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