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Author Topic: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons  (Read 42279 times)

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #330 on: February 10, 2020, 11:24:16 AM »
Very happy  :bounce:



I have four kits available for this model including a Revolution KFA.  If anyone is interested please PM me they will be £70 each.



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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #331 on: February 10, 2020, 07:15:44 PM »
Very nice and very tempting. Would you do a kit without the wagon ? Ordered far too many wagons as it is....

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #332 on: February 10, 2020, 07:21:59 PM »
Very nice and very tempting. Would you do a kit without the wagon ? Ordered far too many wagons as it is....

Yes if you buy it from Shapeways I send you the rest of the kit for the Shapeways price.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/76PMZXR8W/hoct-high-output-concrete-train?optionId=69180311&li=shops

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #333 on: February 11, 2020, 06:43:56 PM »
I've just finished going through checking any outstanding orders and there are about 20-25 orders to go out still.  Ben is hoping to pack them tomorrow or Thursday.

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #334 on: February 20, 2020, 05:52:45 PM »
Happy Happy Happy.

Mine arrived with this morning's post, i.e, 10 minutes ago.

Had a quick look at one and it looks superb, now I need to get out to the train shed to have a play.

I do have one question. Mine have a plastic bit with a couple of hooks on them, what is this for? My eye for detail isn't what it was!

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #335 on: February 20, 2020, 08:55:55 PM »

I do have one question. Mine have a plastic bit with a couple of hooks on them, what is this for? My eye for detail isn't what it was!

John P

OK, stand down folks. I put my brain in gear and found the instructions at the bottom of the box :-[

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #336 on: March 07, 2020, 03:44:40 PM »
I managed to pick up several of these from a few retailers and have noticed none of them are completely level when putting a 40ft C-Rail container on them. All of them have subtle warping on at least one end causing the pins not to properly seat in the holes and a little gap underneath the container.

Tried a shorter container and it hides the issue, although it is still disappointing as I wanted to use a mixture of container lengths.

Have I been really unlucky or are they all naturally like this to some degree?

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #337 on: March 07, 2020, 04:23:30 PM »
Hi Moongoddess
You have either been a little unlucky or I have been very fortunate. I have not had that problem with any of my wagons and I am using a mixture of container lengths.
I have added a little weight to each wagon because with a long rake a wagon near the front would occasionally be derailed on a corner due to the number of wagons behind.
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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #338 on: March 07, 2020, 05:23:08 PM »

Hello Moongoddess,

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

In practical terms these models are an engineering challenge as to replicate the spindly nature of the prototype accurately requires that the plastic deck is thin and perforated, and above the bogies is even thinner.

A couple of my own KFAs were not bent but had a very slight “twist” at one end - my solution was to place the wagon top down on the box and, holding the deck flat, very slowly and carefully twist the errant end back into position.  The amount of twisting needed is barely a millimetre or two and the important thing is not to overdo it and to twist the deck - not the coupler.  This straightened them out.

However, if you don’t want to do this then please contact your retailer for warranty replacement.

Cheers

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #339 on: March 07, 2020, 06:11:19 PM »

Hello Moongoddess,

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

In practical terms these models are an engineering challenge as to replicate the spindly nature of the prototype accurately requires that the plastic deck is thin and perforated, and above the bogies is even thinner.

A couple of my own KFAs were not bent but had a very slight “twist” at one end - my solution was to place the wagon top down on the box and, holding the deck flat, very slowly and carefully twist the errant end back into position.  The amount of twisting needed is barely a millimetre or two and the important thing is not to overdo it and to twist the deck - not the coupler.  This straightened them out.

However, if you don’t want to do this then please contact your retailer for warranty replacement.

Cheers

Ben A.



 

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