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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #45 on: November 22, 2019, 02:22:05 PM »
Hello folks

If the KUA is loaded then it always has escort coaches.

The Dounreay trips are because that is where the nuclear submarine test reactors were situated.  The KUAs themselves are owned by the MoD, operated by DRS, designed by Rolls Royce (who built the sub reactors) and built by Bombardier Prorail.

The link shared by Western Exile shows the earlier (IQA) of which there were at least two builds - NTL (a subsidiary of BNFL and the French/Belgian nuclear companies) commissioned an HO model of the earlier version with diamond frame bogies (I have one at home that my mum was given when she worked for BNFL's transport division).  That form of the IQA was relatively short lived in the UK in terms of operations (though there are a batch that ran on mainland Europe and might still do) - DRS still have at least one IQA which is rotting away and has been barely used.

Cheers Mike



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »
I would love to have a nuclear train of some sort but it would have to be something running under BR in the 1960's. There were plenty of them and we used to see them regularly passing through Preston en route to and from various power stations as well as the Naval traffic.  I can't remember what was used to haul them in those days but I do know that Class 40's were used between Sellafield and Barrow Docks where they were put on John Fisher ships to be transported to and from Japan.

Ron

P.S. I have just been browsing a book about the last 50 years of railways in the Preston area and found a picture of a mixed freight travelling south from Preston in September 1967 hauled by a Britannia Pacific. The first wagon is a nuclear flask wagon painted yellow. I don't remember that or that these things were conveyed in ordinary freight trains at that time. I have a mixed freight and a "Brit" so all I need is a 1960's vintage flask wagon to model a representation of such a train. Is there such a thing?
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2019, 09:57:42 PM »
This will be a seriously impressive model, definitely having one. Need to keep my eyes peeled for a NGS EWS liveried inspection saloon.

Cheers

Simon

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #48 on: November 24, 2019, 06:28:56 PM »
I hope Ben & Mike produce the coal, gypsum and nuclear waste containers to go with the wagons.
Cheers,
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #49 on: November 24, 2019, 10:10:18 PM »

Hi Ged,

We intend producing as many different containers as is feasible.  Initially I am sure the low level waste containers and Cawoods will be part of the project.

And buying the wagons unloaded will also be an option.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2019, 07:16:28 AM »
Brilliant! Thanks Ben. You are both STARS!

Cheers,
Ged.
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2019, 11:28:49 AM »



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #52 on: November 26, 2019, 11:39:43 AM »

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #53 on: November 26, 2019, 11:44:47 AM »
The PFAs will be listed very soon! Ben and I just need to agree a couple of things.

Cheers Mike



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #54 on: November 26, 2019, 01:24:19 PM »
Beware that they only seem to sell in pairs  - 139.95 a pop!
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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #55 on: November 26, 2019, 01:30:07 PM »
Correct.  It is a very large wagon with a potentially limited customer base so by selling them as pair we can reduce the unit cost. By comparison I just looked at the Kato railgun which has an RRP of 115 - I don't think that is too incomparable a project.

Our feedback from Warley was that people liked the idea of being able to buy both wagons as a pair, though if someone only wants one then perhaps people can arrange to split packs (or one half can go on ebay).

Cheers Mike

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #56 on: November 26, 2019, 03:56:04 PM »
I agree that the price is very reasonable - look at price of Minitrix torpedo slag carrier - 100 or so 2 yrs ago.



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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #57 on: November 27, 2019, 10:51:50 AM »
I would like one, but am not prepared or able to buy two on the off chance I can sell one. I already have a lot on order from Revolution and can not justify the cost of two. A retrograde step in my mind.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2019, 10:56:27 AM »
It should be easy to "find a friend" on the forum to share the purchase.

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Re: Revolution Goes Radioactive!
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2019, 11:03:34 AM »
I would like one, but am not prepared or able to buy two on the off chance I can sell one. I already have a lot on order from Revolution and can not justify the cost of two. A retrograde step in my mind.

Hi Geoff

This was a difficult decision, but the choice boiled down to 3 options:
- sell as a pair
- sell singly at a significantly higher price (and significantly increase the risk that we wouldn't meet minimum order numbers)
- not produce the KUAs

Once you narrow it down to that sort of choice then it became clear (to us at least) that the best thing was to offer them as pairs. Sorry that means you feel excluded, but the alternatives would have been no KUA or KUA at a much higher unit cost. When we looked at the size and complexity of the KUAs we think that this is a competitive price for such a beast of a wagon!

Having said all of which sales in the first 24 hours have been very good - thanks to everyone who has supported it!

Cheers Mike



 

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