PTA/JTA/JUA tippler is next for Accurascale


Accurascale has revealed that its next ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run wagon project will be the Redpath Dorman Long PTA/JTA/JUA bogie iron-ore and stone tippler wagons.

The first batch was built in 1972 for Consett iron ore traffic with further batches being built for use on Port Talbot-LLanwern workings – famously with triple-headed Class 37s. Further PTAs were built for stone traffic from Merehead, Whatley and Tytherington quarries and saw service with Yeoman and ARC. Traction over the years has included classes 37, 56, 59, 66, 86 and 87.

Accurascale’s new ready-to-run model is its fifth freight wagon. The manufacturer has completed CAD drawing work and tooling is in progress with delivery anticipated in January 2020. The specification includes NEM coupling pockets with tension locks for the outer ends and knuckle couplings for inner wagons, sprung buffers, BSC Axle Motion bogies, etched metal detail parts, individual lettering, logos and codes from real wagons plus a flashing taillight on one outer wagon in each pack.

The wagons are being released in sets of five vehicles with a choice of British Steel, Yeoman, ARC and VTG colours schemes. Additional sets of inner wagons will be available in Yeoman and ARC liveries. The price per pack is £149.95.

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