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Offline Merrylee

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Nuclear flask wagons
« on: March 18, 2018, 09:40:55 AM »
I'm interested in running a pair of flasks on my layout.

Era is modern image.

What's the difference with sloping floor, flat floor, round buffers, oval buffers types.

Ron

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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 09:52:51 AM »
I think you've just said what the difference is.
More importantly is the date they had those numbers painted on the flask covers, as that is quite recent IIRC.
Modern Image covers a range of eras nowadays as it used to mean BR Blue!

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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 10:42:50 AM »
Depending on era barriers might also be needed and that can open another can of worms.


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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 11:27:31 AM »
Thanks guys, thinking more 2008 to present.

2 X DRS 37s and 2 or 3 flasks would be my aim.

Some of the pre DRS days look a lot more interesting with barriers and brake vans. Does make a more interesting rake.

Looking like oval buffer version was the latest.

Ron


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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 04:53:43 PM »
I've always wondered if any of the Farish flask wagons would be suitable for my era (up to 1981).

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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 05:45:38 PM »
I've always wondered if any of the Farish flask wagons would be suitable for my era (up to 1981).

They're close enough to the ones built in the late 70s, such as this chap...

https://gingespotting.smugmug.com/keyword/550009/
https://gingespotting.smugmug.com/Wagons/F-TOPSCode/FNA/

I do believe you'd need to remove the numbers from the roof of the flasks though. I did that easily with nail varnish remover. Other minor details such as warning labels and such are probably not right, but easily overlooked in N scale!

Cheers, NeMo


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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 05:35:17 PM »
Thanks guys, thinking more 2008 to present.

2 X DRS 37s and 2 or 3 flasks would be my aim.

Some of the pre DRS days look a lot more interesting with barriers and brake vans. Does make a more interesting rake.

Looking like oval buffer version was the latest.

Ron
The last 3 flask wagon consist I saw had 4 Class 37's on it. The Crewe Bridgewater flasks pass my house and I have seen 20's, 37's, 57's, 66's, and 68's on it either in pairs or any combination of these as long as there are 2 locos for up to 2 flasks.

Geoff

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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 02:28:39 PM »
an NGF search on Nuclear Flask found:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=26627.msg289338#msg289338

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4129.msg449259#msg449259

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43450.msg538069#msg538069

ISTR that the Naval version was available as a 3D print

there is an article/pictures in the Express Modeller Train formations handbook ( or the Hornby yearbook)  in WHS at the moment.
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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »
In Smiths there is a bookzine on train formations, this contains Nuclear and Military sections plus modelling.

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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 09:39:06 AM »
and for those not in the Antipodes

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Re: Nuclear flask wagons
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 10:23:45 AM »
I had a flick through that at Warley. Not sure it's of all that much use to me (photos/videos of contemporary stuff is so easy to find online), but it's a very pleasing bookazine which I'm tempted to get anyway!

 

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