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

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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

    Based on 58 reviews

    Great detail well made and just enough weight to make it realistic I would definitely recommend them

    Aristidis M.
    Good stuff!

    Very fine details and amazing looking, and good weight to them as well. As everyone else already mentioned, these are a must have behind your Accurascale 37's :).

    A few things I found very slightly annoying is perhaps the use of a unusual (some might say "hard to find") battery as the CR927 is not the most common button battery (compared to CR2032, LR44 and others) but if you got access to the Internet it's easy to just order a pack. Also the hoods are a bit tricky to remove when fitting the batteries without breaking any of the fine details, and the manual in the box does not give any good hints on how to safely remove the hoods. Just be careful and keep in mind they are fragile and it should be fine.

    The rotating axle boxes is a very nice touch but it does make the wagons a bit harder to drag along, again - this is no problem with good traction like the Accurascale tractors.

    Philip D.
    Impressive detail

    I know have 3 twin packs, really amazing detail at a good price

    Steven B.
    New Generation Radiation 1

    Another lovey set of wagons from Accurascale. This time FNA-D ‘New Generation’ Nuclear Flask Carriers. My only complaint is the lack of a pre fitted battery, having to fit them yourself does run the risk of damaging them if you are not careful. Other than that 10/10.

    John M.

    Two very good wagons. Can’t fault them in anyway


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


    Fantastic wagons!


    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.

    daniel b.

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


    Great little wagons and very well detailed.

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