N Gauge wagons
New Model Announcement: PC017B/C PCA Bulk Cement Wagon
We are delighted to announce that our next model is the CFMF PCA bulk cement wagon in N Gauge. We have teamed up with Accurascale to manufacture a N Gauge version under the RealTrack banner, and Accurascale will be producing a 4mm version. We approached Accurascale in Spring 2018 with a view to forward the project, in both scales, while also developing a N Gauge variant for ourselves. Both projects have now been fast-forwarded via there Manufacturing plant for this much needed and distinctive wagon to the pre-production phase in both scales.
Built by CFMF of France for wagon leasing company STS, the 50 PCA bulk cement wagons of the PC017B design diagram started entering service in 1982. Assigned the numbers STS10600-STS10651, 15 members of the fleet were hired to Rugby Cement for use on workings from Halling Cement Works in Kent to Greenford, Southampton, and possibly Bow Goods and Tilbury Riverside. Other examples were leased to Blue Circle for use on a number of workings across the network. A further batch of 15 wagons was manufactured in 1985 by another French firm, Fauvet-Girel. Numbered STS74030-STS74044 and assigned design diagram PC017C, these vehicles received the Rugby Cement livery and replaced the wagons from the previous batch which had been leased to that company. All these wagons were re-liveried in 1996 when they were leased by Castle Cement for use on workings to London – initially to Kings Cross freight depot and then to the freight facility at Saint Pancras from 2003. Since 2013, a number of these wagons have also been used on workings between Clitheroe and Avonmouth.
Each wagon is to the standard you have come to expect from Realtrack Models, with many separate parts in each wagon and the highest attention paid to accuracy, detail and running quality. A factory sample has been received and a number of tweaks and corrections are currently being made before production.
The packs available will allow you the modeller to set up and operate full authentic rakes of these wagons in prototype formations.
The project is well advanced with Accurascales newest factory and a delivery date of 1st Quarter 2019 for all liveries has been pencilled in. Pre-orders of the 4mm wagon are available now exclusively via our website, so place your order now to avoid disappointment!
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