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Accurascale JSA first shots


The first engineering samples of the JSA hooded and open steel coil carriers for ‘OO’ gauge have been received by Accurascale for inspection.

The fleet of 56 wagons was built for British Steel by Marcroft Engineering in 1996 and could be found on steel traffic from Llanwern and Port Talbot as well as Enterprise diagrams from Scunthorpe and Sheerness. The hoods were removed from 2018 by Arlington Fleet Services with these wagons being used on services from Margam to Llanwern and Corby.

Accuascale’s new tooling caters for all three wagons types within the JSA fleet modelling them in original condition, with rivetted hoods and without hoods. The specification includes two packs of wagons with unique numbers, NEM coupling pockets with small tension locks, sprung metal buffers, etched metal detailing parks, BSC Axle Motion bogies, blackened wheels and suitability for conversion to ‘EM’ and ‘P4’ gauges.

Liveries will cover as-built British Steel blue with plated steel sides, VTG lettered wagons with aluminium hoods, and VTG grey open coil carriers. Each twin pack will cost £59.95 with three versions of each pack being available. Bundle packs will also be offered. Delivery is expected in January 2020.

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