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

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Original price $79.00 - Original price $79.00
Original price
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Pack 5
11 70 9229 012-3 (w/tail light)
11 70 9229 040-4

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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    Mark J.
    Nuclear wagons

    These are excellent wagons, look good and run well very pleased with them.

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    Ian G.
    Nuclear Flask Carrier

    Looks very good. Like the tail light. Overall I am very pleased with the 2 models.

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    neil c.
    Big fan

    Excellent quality, perfectly boxed and loved runner, was given some accurascale gift cards for Christmas so put them to good use

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    Steven B.
    New Generation Radiation 2

    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.

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    Brian

    Two brilliant models

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    Jan

    Fantastic wagons! As always by accurascale!

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    Shyam
    Perhaps the best detailed wagon

    These are the most well balanced, die cast metal wagon I have seen which is supremely detailed. Being a mechanical engineer by education I understand metal casting to some extent … the tooling used here is superlatively made. It is almost too delicate to handle even for a seasoned person. I was almost scared I would break the cover to fit the batteries. They run real smooth and are stable at the curves and points. Accurascale shipped them fast, and added the magnetic wand as a thoughtful addition… much appreciated. I got the DRS class 37 duo now to pull them in a consist formation. Only suggestion would be to make the batteries change easier by putting them in the underbody and maybe change it to CR2032?

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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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    Dave B.
    FNA -D Wagons Pack E

    Lovely wagons, first-rate quality and appearance.

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    Darryl S.
    What a lovely pair

    So glad I ordered a pair of these wagons for our layout based in the Eastern/LNER region before they all sold out. We now have a train that collects the spent fuel from Sizewell, before passing through our imaginary Suffolk line en-route to Sellafield.

    The wagons run really well around our 14ft x 8ft dual level double loop, plus now we have the correct battery for the led this really sets them off.

    They are superbly built with plenty of detail and would be at home on many a layout or diorama.

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