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Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:02:54 PM »
Revolution goes radioactive!

Revolution Trains is unveiling plans to offer two types of nuclear wagons in British N-gauge 1:148 scale at the Warley National Model Railway exhibition at the NEC this year.

First up is the giant KUA four-bogie 150t flask wagon designed to carry spent nuclear fuel from Royal Navy nuclear submarines from their bases at Devonport and Rosyth to Sellafield for disposal.

There are two of these behemoths in service – MODA 95770 and MODA 95771 – and they were built by Bombardier/Prorail of Wakefield and introduced in 1998.

Nowadays when loaded they are always accompanied by DRS courier coaches carrying elite protection teams – often Royal Marines or similarly trained Army units - and frequently double headed to allow for the failure of a locomotive.

The Royal Navy still has numerous retired but fully-fuelled nuclear submarines in southern England and Scotland and these wagons are expected to see ongoing use for years to come.

These models are not crowdfunded but will be available to order from Revolution shortly with a guide price of around £75.

Revolution’s Mike Hale said: “These wagons are sure to be an eye-catcher on any layout, and with complementary DRS locomotives and courier coaches already released by Dapol and Graham Farish, offer virtually a complete train in a box.”

To accompany the KUA wagons, Revolution is teaming up again with highly-regarded Irish manufacturer Accurascale to shrink their very popular PFA 4-wheel container flat down to N.

The PFAs were built by Standard Wagon Co. in 1986 for containerised coal traffic in distinctive Cawoods or British Fuels open containers but have also seen use on gypsum trains.

In the early 2000s several were acquired by DRS for use as runner wagons and to carry low-level nuclear waste – such as contaminated clothing, wiping rags, tools or medical disposables - from power stations and other nuclear facilities to Drigg, about 4 miles south of Sellafield, in Cumbria.

The models will be based on Accurascale’s 4mm version and incorporate a diecast deck section for weight.

Revolution is also proposing the distinctive half-height low level waste containers, and if there is adequate demand the open-topped coal containers and ribbed gypsum containers that characterised the services these wagons were used on.

Revolution’s Ben Ando added: “We want N gauge modellers to have the same opportunities to model interesting trains as their 00 counterparts and the synergy we have developed with our friends at Accurascale means that, with the ongoing support of our customers, we can help to make this happen.”



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« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 09:07:23 PM by Tank »

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 08:05:54 PM »
Hello all,

Thanks Chris for posting this.

CAD for the model is complete and it is in tooling.  We are expecting samples just after Christmas.



There'll be more information on the Revolution website, but we wanted NGF readers to have the jump!

cheers

Ben A.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 08:17:43 PM by Ben A »



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2019, 08:46:48 PM »
Ooo, KUA is interesting!

Good shout on the PFA too. Not one for me, but good nonetheless. Given you’re downsizing Accurascale’s range can we expect a Revolution 37 soon?! ;)

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 08:51:52 PM »
Not one for me, but what a seriously cool looking wagon!

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 09:02:37 PM »
Should have seen this coming (it’s big enough!).

If can justify one (and then the coaches and DRS locos), will be tempted.

Very cool.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 09:13:04 PM »
this will go very nicely with my DRS locos, will have to have one of these.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2019, 09:21:39 PM »
Will the KUA go round Settrack curves?  :D

Coat, hat, I'm off

Must have one of these for my layout.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2019, 09:55:19 PM »
Two great subjects to model ...

The 16-wheeler nuclear flask is pure novelty, the PFA fills a gap in coal traffic as well as other mineral flows
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2019, 09:57:31 PM »
  • 2x DRS Class 37. Check! :thumbsup:
  • RoS have got stock of Graham Farish 374-681A BR Mk2A BSO Brake Second Open DRS Courier at £29.71 each. :hmmm: Just ordered one. :D Check! :thumbsup:
  • KUA! I need a KUA! Where am I going to get one of those(!)? ::) Thank you RevolutioN! Check! :thumbsup:
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2019, 10:01:10 PM »
Although I prefer the sectorisation era, I must have one of these!

By a remarkable co-incidence, Electra has just received permission to reproduce DRS livery for coaches.  :) Glowing with pride!
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2019, 10:21:19 PM »
Will the KUA go round Settrack curves?  :D

John P

Hi John,

The quad bogie design, with each pair of bogies on a pivoting sub-frame, makes for a remarkably mobile design.  I suspect they were designed this way in part to ensure they could cope with some of the tighter curves in docks and MoD sites.

It has been designed to cope with Peco Setrack R2 - which is far tighter even than anything found in MoD yards - though when we receive a sample we will be able to test it fully and see if it can do better.

cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2019, 10:28:43 PM »
Excellent, and easy buy for me, just too interesting not to have a couple to run round

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2019, 11:01:17 PM »
Will the KUA go round Settrack curves?  :D

John P

Hi John,

The quad bogie design, with each pair of bogies on a pivoting sub-frame, makes for a remarkably mobile design.  I suspect they were designed this way in part to ensure they could cope with some of the tighter curves in docks and MoD sites.

It has been designed to cope with Peco Setrack R2 - which is far tighter even than anything found in MoD yards - though when we receive a sample we will be able to test it fully and see if it can do better.

cheers

Ben A.

Well that was meant to be a joke, as I don't have any setrack, curves or straights  :doh:

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2019, 11:07:15 PM »
Now a more serious question.

Is the Farish Mk2A  BSO in DRS livery the escort coach? And is there just the one coach, or is there a second model out there somewhere?

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2019, 11:24:24 PM »
One KUA (possibly two) for the novelty and quite a few PFAs with various load options especially with open containers.

 

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