The Coils Are Back In Town!
Our lovely little Coil A wagons were a big hit when we first announced them a couple of years ago. So, now they're back, with subtle improvements and new identities to reflect the diverse lives and eras of the real things.
Welcome to the 2nd run of the BR diagram 1/412 to Lot 3450 Coil A wagons!
Similar to the MDO and MDV production runs of wagons, our Coil A models are also receiving some slight tweaks to the chassis area, including 26mm axles to allow finescale conversion to be a little bit simpler.
Two packs are on offer in this latest production run, both with TOPS marking of SFV and SFW respectively. To reflect the fragility of the tarp covers throughout their careers, our wagons feature patches and differing colours which are all based on prototype photos to cater for the varied nature of the real wagons.
Pack D contains the SFV coded ex-CoilAs, all at the end of Era 7 (BR TOPS period), as SFV branding was carried by the remaining 29 wagons from 1984, all working from South Wales.
- B949134 circa 1985 at Newport Docks, still carrying its Coil-A-VB designation, as well as SFV.
- B949164 noted at Newport Docks 26/4/84
- B949168 noted ‘out of area’ at Margham 27/4/86.
Pack E contains the SFW coded ex-CoilAs, air piped conversions of Diagram 1/412, Lot 3450 Coil-A wagons in 1983.
The SFW designated wagons worked Speedlink trains into Newport Docks and Poole, in Dorset, for export traffic, where they ran in block rakes, mixed with other steel wagons, but particularly with Coil B, Bogie Coil V and Bogie Strip Coil K wagons.
A total of 29 wagons were converted to SFWs. As the Southern Region was all air brake only at this time, this may have been the main deciding factor for conversion.
The SFWs remained in service until 1992, by which time the 21 survivors were all operating out of Llanwern.
Both packs are priced at the same great price point as before, at just £74.95 per triple pack, with 10% off when you order two packs or more and free UK postage and packaging thrown in too when you order direct from Accurascale. Check out your local stockist, pre-order here for a Q2 2023 delivery!