Accurascale PFA Container Flat Wagon
Accurascale PFA Container Wagon
A recent new player to the ready to run model market, Irish model company accurascale is making it’s mark on producing high qaulity super detailed models. These are of a very high standard & quality. Along with the likes of Rapido Trains, Revoultion Trains, Real Track amongst others, are raising the bar in model details, performance & quality. The latest item of rolling stock from Accurascale is the super detailed model of a PFA container wagon. Rapidly selling, this model is very close to selling out so be quick if you wish to add some to your fleet.
Available in packs of three wagons & also in bulk consist packs with discounted pricing. These items of rolling stock have been a common sight over much of the UK railway network, with them entering service from December 1986 onwards. 172 of these wagons were constructed by The Standard Railway Wagon Company, these being for Cawoods Coal Ltd. Cawoods used the PFA wagon fleet to move containerised coal from coal collieries in England and Wales, to the ports in the north west of England for onward transportation to Ireland by sea.
Later on, a portion of the PFA fleet was acquired by British Fuels Ltd, (around the mid 1990’s). These could be seen carrying the distinctive Red British Fuels liverier containers throughout Northern England and Scotland. A number of the fleet also being transferred over to British Gypsum, who use the PFA’s to carry purpose-built Gypsum containers for moving Gypsum all over the UK.
Moving into this century Direct Rail Services purchased several PFA wagons for use as container carriers and spacer wagons, transporting radioactive waste from nuclear power stations. A task which can be seen to this day.
The wagon model has a heavy diecast chassis which gives weight for excellent running, a wealth of factory fitted details such as pipework, brake gear, lamp irons etc. The model has metal sprung buffers. Blackened metal 12.6mm 3-hole disc wheels on metal axles, RP25.110 profile sets with 14.4mm back-to-backs and 26mm over pinpoints. Separate, interchangeable containers ( 3 included per pack bar a couple of wagon packs which are offered without containers also). NEM coupler pockets fitted with narrow tension lock couplers on flexible mounts to facilitate fixed coupling if desired.
Rails Of Sheffield have also commisioned Accurascale to do a run of CPL Distribution livery PFA’s as well.
Another neat touch is the included packet of scale working instanter couplings. These we’ve fitted to our wagon pack & have been testing on the layout, very pleased to report no running problems. This gives the option to run with the scale couplings or the small NEM tension lock couplings.
See the photo gallery below for close up details & the selection of containers available.
- Fine detailed parts
- Fine-scale wheels
- NEM small type tension lock couplings
- Freightlliner & other modern liveries
- Fine printed details
- Fine scale detailed parts 1980’s onwards
- Era 1980’s onwards
- Fetaure various containers
ACC2060CWDA – ACC2082DRSP
Rails Of Sheffield Limited Edition: ACC2083-RAILS-Q
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Summary Another superb high spec detailed twin-axle container wagon with excellent running. Accurascale filling in a much request gap in the wagon market, selling quickly so grab a pack or two whilst still available!