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Author Topic: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons  (Read 40860 times)

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #105 on: April 26, 2016, 03:03:30 PM »
Diecasting doesn't typically use ferrous metal so it might be a problem to do it as part of the diecast spine.

We will see what is possible.

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #106 on: April 26, 2016, 03:27:31 PM »

Hi all,

Thanks for the suggestions.  I will ask the questions but obvious issues that spring to mind:

1)  Magnets in the wagons is a no-no.  Too much of a risk of accidentally activating reed switches or other devices that customers may already have on their layouts.  And a tendency to "stick" on uncoupler magnets too.

2)  Using ferrous metal for the undefloor weight is a good idea provided it can be cast at reasonable cost and has acceptable material properties.  It would be no good, for example, if it expands and cracks the plastic deck (a problem suffered by some Hornby locos, I believe) or corrodes excessively.

3)  Adding any new parts, either at the factory or in the box for the modeller to fit, will immediately add to the cost.  People should be realistic about this.

But we will certainly look into the possibility of using ferrous metal in the wagon.

cheers

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #107 on: April 26, 2016, 04:16:32 PM »
Like you Ben, I'd be happy with tape!  :)

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #108 on: April 26, 2016, 06:13:29 PM »
I'll see your tape and raise you Blu-Tac

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #109 on: April 26, 2016, 10:53:12 PM »
Just be thankfull that Blu Tac is an option.

Can't get it over here.

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #110 on: April 27, 2016, 07:49:37 AM »
Just be thankfull that Blu Tac is an option.

Can't get it over here.

John P

What?! At all?

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #111 on: April 27, 2016, 08:33:42 AM »
What about Tacky Wax from Deluxe Materials.
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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #112 on: April 27, 2016, 06:19:07 PM »
Actually I stand corrected, it is available from Amazon.
But it's not the common household item that it is in the UK.

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #113 on: April 29, 2016, 09:12:45 AM »
Guys,

I don't know if you still need any information, but I've got a lot of photos and drawings of these wagons, as I had to carry out an inspection/assessment of 11 in France (near Orleans) in 2014. They subsequently came back to the UK and were converted at Eastleigh on behalf of the NR/SWT alliance.

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #114 on: April 29, 2016, 10:20:31 AM »
Guys,

I don't know if you still need any information, but I've got a lot of photos and drawings of these wagons, as I had to carry out an inspection/assessment of 11 in France (near Orleans) in 2014. They subsequently came back to the UK and were converted at Eastleigh on behalf of the NR/SWT alliance.

I'm sure we wouldn't mind a gander ;)

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #115 on: June 06, 2016, 10:23:52 PM »
Mike,

Sorry to keep banging on about this, but how can us non-EU expats order the KFA's or the 321, we're getting close to the deadline for early bird pricing, and I just looked and we still can't place orders to be shipped outside of the EU.

If it's not going to happen, then I have a back up plan as I can get them, delivered to my son who lives in Manchester. But then I'd have to pay VAT and international shipping to get them to the US. Do you think Rapido would be willing to accept orders?

Thanks,

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #116 on: June 06, 2016, 11:52:47 PM »
Hi John

Not solved yet - we have just spent 3 days at a show and we're trying to test the new Pendolino sample and finalise the Pendolino orders so I am afraid that is all taking priority (as well as fitting in real jobs!).

As I said elsewhere if we don't get the non-EU orders sorted in time then no one will miss out on the early bird promotion.

I'm afraid that the KFAs and 321s will only be available through us.

Cheers, Mike



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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #117 on: June 06, 2016, 11:59:13 PM »
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the quick reply. I know you guys are very busy and I don't really care when I order or pay for the models, just want to be sure I can get my hands on some  :D

Thanks,

John P

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #118 on: June 30, 2016, 02:56:08 PM »
Should the early bird discount for these have still applied today? I ordered three triple packs earlier but there was no discounted price anymore.
(not Dr.) Al

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Re: Revolution Trains PFA/KFA container wagons
« Reply #119 on: June 30, 2016, 02:59:21 PM »
Yes, it should have - as noted on the 321 thread we had a bit of a glitch with the software.  I will make the appropriate refund to you.

Cheers, Mike



 

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