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FNA-D ‘New Generation’ Nuclear Flask Carrier - Teal - Twin Pack A

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11 70 9229 002-4 (w/tail light)
11 70 9229 016-4

A total of forty of these striking vehicles were built in three batches for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) by WH Davis in the UK between 2014 and 2019, numbered 11 70 9229 001-040. They are used for carrying spent fuel from nuclear power stations and sites undergoing decommissioning to the facility at Sellafield for reprocessing or storage. The FNA-D continues Accurascale's popular and well-regarded range of nuclear vehicles that includes the KUA bogie flask carrier and the PFA two-axle container flat.

The wagons, which also carry the UIC code ‘Uas’ are a like-for-like replacement for the iconic fleet of BR and Procor-built FNA nuclear flask wagons that were built between 1976 and 1988, now all scrapped. The major updates are bodysides with exposed framing and the distinctive Barber BER22.5 ‘Easy Ride’ low track force bogies. Internally the vessel support structures are designed to carry a wider range of flask designs. Accurascale has obsessively replicated these characteristic features in the smaller scale with a composite die-cast and plastic design that includes full underframe detail and brake equipment.

Despite the number of working nuclear power stations shrinking dramatically since the turn of the millennium, the FNA-D wagons can still be seen over much of the UK, usually between one and five wagons behind a pair of Direct Rail Services (DRS) locomotives. These operational sites are Hartlepool, Heysham 1 & 2, Torness and Sizewell B.

However, three closed locations are undergoing the de-fuelling process and shipping irradiated fuel rods to Sellafield: Dungeness B, Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B. Meanwhile, Valley loading point, for the former Wylfa facility on Anglesey, completed this process in 2019, but still sees irregular visits by flask trains, as does Georgemas Junction, which serves the experimental reactors at Dounreay.

     Common Features:

    • Highly-detailed OO gauge model, 1:76.2 scale on 16.5mm track
    • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius)
    • Ten individually numbered wagons packaged in two-car sets
    • Bogies include separate brakeshoes in line with wheels and brake adjuster plus rotating axleboxes
    • RP25-110 profile OO gauge wheels with space to fit EM (18.2mm) or P4 (18.83mm) wheels
    • Sprung buffers and dummy screw couplings are included
    • Super fine separate plastic, metal wire and etched metal detail parts, including air pipes, brake handwheel, hood opening equipment, brake equipment, grabs, warning label holders
    • Kinetic NEM coupler mounts at correct height with mini-tension-lock couplers
    • Working tail light on one vehicle in each pack. This will be powered by a pair of CR927 batteries and controlled by magnet switch

    The Tail Lamp model has a battery compartment under the flask hood and requires 2x CR927 Batteries to operate. Batteries Not Included.

    Customer Reviews

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    D.B.

    Excellent product and excellent service I will definitely buy again

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    Steve

    Totally top class wagons. They really capture the detail of the prototype with finess rarely seen from other brands

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    Craig W.
    good models of unusal prototype

    great well detailed nuclear flask wagons, great unusual prototype.

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    Jan

    Fantastic wagons!

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    Rowdy
    Great wagons, reasonable price, quality product.

    I bought all 5 packs of these, and they arrived in Australia less than a week after ordering, safely packaged as usual. The detail is fantastic, and the flashing tail lamp a nice touch. It would have been ideal if it was removable, but given the size of it, a fixed lamp is understandable. Having seen online reviews I was prepared for the delicate removal of the cover to install the batteries, but did find the batteries a tight fit. Also had a bit of trouble finding batteries - CR927 is not exactly an off-the-shelf item. Overall another great model from Accurascale!

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    Tyler S.
    Excellent product

    My first purchase from Accurascale and it has exceeded all expectations.

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    Gary.waldron@me.com
    Outstanding A+++++

    Amazing one of the best wagons on the market,

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    Alec

    Excellent

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    Phil G.
    Lovely

    Intricate, weighty, superb. No more needs to be said. Fabulous stuff.

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    Edwin B.
    Ultra detailed nuclear wagons.

    I had a few issues with one of the wagons, after contacting Accurascale they sorted them out as soon as they could, I was very impressed with them. The wagons are excellent to look at, the batteries required for operation weren’t great, I couldn’t get them anywhere but online, overall best in class by a long way.

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