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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2018, 06:24:09 PM »
Thanks for the link to the picture!

Don't worry about hitting the 300 sales mark in this livery.

Between me, Tank and Railwaygun we would buy the whole lot! :smiley-laughing:

100 wagons each!

Joking aside, I do appreciate that you would have to make it worth while but I hope you have the confidence to do so after your initial run in the other liveries.

Best wishes

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2018, 02:35:53 AM »
Hi all,

I did some digging this weekend through work electronic records and I have found the former locations of MOD VEA vans, they were used at numerous locations but the recent ones I can find are:

MOD Longtown
MOD Donnington
MOD Bicester
MOD Glen Douglas
Marchwood Military Port

I have seen some examples hidden away at Bicester on one of the sites but when I visited they were long past use and most likely awaiting disposal or just forgotten about!
All would have carried the MOD green livery with yellow warning ends, these were used as barrier wagons for ammunition trains movements within MOD sites, although been honest what would a VEA do should an ammunition train decide it wanted to go bang?

The VEAs in Donnington were disposed of in 2001, and the wagons at Bicester, Longtown and Glen Douglas were taken off the MOD register in 2006 when the operation of internal rail networks at these sites was taken on by a civilian contractor. I don't have any info on the status of these wagons at these sites now as they are privately owned as are the shunters at these sites so its anybodies guess (well apart from the few hidden at Bicester).

The wagons at Marchwood were in MOD use until late 2011 / early 2012 when a civilian firm took over daily operations of the port and the same as the other sites the civilian firm took over the rail fleet.
The Marchwood wagons later in MOD use (mid to late 2000s) received a different paint job as Ben says green with yellow ends and full length yellow sole bar.

In total when all the above sites had these wagons registered they had a total of 37 of these under MOD ownership, but I hasten to add been owned and been usable are 2 very different things, and the MOD owned wagons were purely for internal use and not certified to operate on the network, although there are some examples on preserved railways although I suspect few in the MOD livery and those that are may just be waiting their turn in the paint shop.

As for Marchwood ones in military speak "Wait Out", as I am making a visit son and will see if any are still about or in use!

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2019, 04:39:12 PM »
Looks like the full range of RevolutioN Trains VEAs is now listed on the Hattons website:-

https://www.hattons.co.uk/stocklist/3156206/1000589/1000637/0/_/prodlist.aspx
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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2019, 07:32:59 PM »
@red_death @Ben A
Hi guys,  do you have any update on when these VEAs will be available in the UK?

Ray


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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2019, 08:43:18 PM »
Hi Ray (and anyone else interested!)

The VEAs are on a container ship heading towards the straits of Gibraltar.

This snapshot of the position was taken at 2030BST:



The ship's due into Southampton on Thursday.  After that there'll be I estimate a day or two to clear the port and be delivered.

Once they arrive it'll take me a few days to check, pack and send them out. 

They'll be available to buy at TINGS, and if logistically possible we will offer pre-order customers the option to collect at the show and save on postage.

Not long now though!

Cheers

Ben A.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 08:47:50 PM by Ben A »



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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2019, 08:52:35 PM »
Hi Ray (and anyone else interested!)

The VEAs are on a container ship heading towards the straits of Gibraltar.

This snapshot of the position was taken at 2030BST:



The ship's due into Southampton on Thursday.  After that there'll be I estimate a day or two to clear the port and be delivered.

Once they arrive it'll take me a few days to check, pack and send them out. 

They'll be available to buy at TINGS, and if logistically possible we will offer pre-order customers the option to collect at the show and save on postage.

Not long now though!

Cheers

Ben A.

In that area lets hope she is not too close to the Grace 1 when the US Navy blows her up  :D

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2019, 08:53:12 PM »
How splendid! I shall be sorry to be missing TINGS this year.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2019, 09:00:33 PM »
@Ben A

Thank for the quick and detailed response, I look forward to seeing mine in a few weeks time, despite @Snowwolflair s pessimism.

Ray

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2019, 09:28:19 PM »
I had better order some from Hattons as I omitted to pre-order any, I'm afraid. I still hope that you will produce some in ordinary BR Bauxite livery as they will look much better then even the best kit-built ones can.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2019, 09:47:11 PM »
That's a damn site more interesting than Royal Fail's tracking.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2019, 09:51:23 PM »
I had better order some from Hattons as I omitted to pre-order any, I'm afraid. I still hope that you will produce some in ordinary BR Bauxite livery as they will look much better then even the best kit-built ones can.
There was no pre-order on these. You get them from Rails, Hattons, and other suppliers. I've ordered mine from Rails.
They are making five in BR Early Railfreight Bauxite (1977+), five in Railfreight Red/Grey (1980+. and three in Green/yellow (1990+).
They were not introduced until 1977 so won't carry plain BR Bauxite.
HTH
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Re: Revolution Trains - VEAs
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2019, 10:10:54 PM »
Thanks, Bob. I thought they were upgraded Vanwides with the body design and underframe, if not the suspension, dating back to the 1960s?

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEAs
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2019, 10:32:01 PM »
Hello all,

Bob is right.

These are the airbraked conversions of the Vanwides that were done in 1978.  The first 50 were in BR Maroon (that is the official name of the colour but it looks the same as bauxite to me!) and the remaining 400-odd in Railfreight red grey, with a small number in Rfd dark grey and yellow.

And this is a Sonic model, so not crowdfunded and simply available to order from us or retailers.

We need pre-orders for crowdfunded models to pay for CAD and tooling etc.  In those cases without pre-orders the model doesn't happen!

Cheers

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEAs
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2019, 08:02:56 AM »
Thanks, Ben. I've ordered one of each of the first two livery variants from Hattons. I still hope that Sonic will produce the original Vanwides.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEAs
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2019, 08:24:30 AM »
Is the Farish BR 12t van not a vanwide? The fruit van looks a good match with plywood sides.

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