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

SKU ACC1118
Original price $81.00 - Original price $81.00
Original price
$81.00
$81.00 - $81.00
Current price $81.00
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Pack 4
11 70 9229 011-5 (w/tail light)
11 70 9229 034-7

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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    Samuel

    Stunning detail, lovely little details that you wouldn’t get from other suppliers

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    Jan

    Fantastic wagons!

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    Si

    Very fiddly to fit the batteries could have been made a lot easier so I was disappointed with the flasks and all the hype that went with them being promoted.

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    daniel b.

    Fantastic models , highly detailed, great for the modern modeller or collector,

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    Mark

    Great little wagons and very well detailed.

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    Dave

    Absolutely fantastic. The detail is out of this world. We'll done Accurascale again.

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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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    J.Thorpe
    the wonderful glow box

    This model captures the prototype extremely well. Great weight to this model which gives you the sense of quality. Working tail lamp activated by the magnetic wand is a nice feature but care is need when unclipping the lid. best for last you get not one buy two in a pack for what you would expect to pay for one modern imagine bogie wagon. 5 stars all-round

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    Eric B.
    FNA-D wagons

    First thoughts - heavy! The card box is very solid, and the packing inside ensures that the wagons cannot move about, although the detailing packs are free to rattle around as they seem fit!
    In a world where we are encouraged to use less plastics, though, there is a lot of it in the packing, from the acetate sleeve over the entire card box, to the securing packing inside, surroundng the wagons.
    The wagons themselves feel very solid, and nicely weighty, and appear to be very well detaled, with the lettering very crisp and readable under a suitable magnifying glass.
    The built-in flashing? tail light is a nice addition, but access to the battery space is fiddly, with the potential of damaging the clip-on flask. The rear end unclips easily, but the other end is tricky.
    The magnet switch is a nice touch, but could cause problems with the light switching on and off randomly, if you have magnets inset into the track for such as Kadee coupler releases, etc.
    It is a shame that the batteries chosen are a rather unusual size, and were not included in the packaging - the extra £1 or so wouldn't be noticed. As it is, I have failed to find any in the shops near me, and have had to resort to e-bay, with the resulting p+p costs on top.

    As a very non-scale fun option, it would be nice if accurascale could obtain a supply of a certain plastic that stores light, and then glows nice and green in darker locations. I have a keyfob made of it, that glows for several hours after being exposed to daylight or artificial light. Then one of the flasks made of this stuff can be substituted, for amusement.

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

    Amazing one of the best wagons on the market, nothing surprising tho,

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