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  1. The 'Standard' Buffer stop listed here: https://accurascale.co.uk/collections/rawie-bufferstop/products/rawie-friction-bufferstop-standard is a match for the top type, and the bottom type has a 'bolted on' extension plate
  2. If anyone is at the Hornby Magazine Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes, do pop by to say hello and check out our samples, as well as all in-stock items for sale
  3. Accurascale announce Rawie Buffer Stop packs in 4mm 11 October - Accurascale today announces the launch of the latest model in its 4mm accessory line; the Rawie buffer stop. Several variants of this distinctive buffer stop can be found across the rail network, from terminus stations, to locomotive stabling points, to motive power depots and freight yards. The variant that has been modelled by Accurascale first appeared in the early 1990s and remain a bright red distinctive feature to this day across the network. The Accurascale model will come in multiple variants, with a basic buffer stop with traditional buffer pads, a buffer stop with Scharfenberg coupling box attachment and a buffer stop with a Scharfenberg attachment with lighting pole and functioning lighting, with pick up from the track. Tooling for the models has been complete with undecorated pre-production variants of the Scharfenberg box buffer on display at the Great Electric Train Show on October 13th and 14th. Tweaks to the design are currently being undertaken by Accurascale’s factory in China. The buffer stops will be in packs of two for the basic and buffer stop with Scharfenberg coupling box attachment priced at £5.95, while the LED fitted buffer is in a single pack for £6.95. Prototypical friction pads will be provided in each pack to be placed on the rails behind each buffer stop as per the prototype. They are suitable for both Code 100 and 75 00 gauge track. Delivery is expected to be Q4 2018 and can be ordered directly from the Accurascale website once it arrives in stock. https://accurascale.co.uk/
  4. Accurascale today announces its next model; the CFMF PCA bulk cement wagon in 4mm scale and a 2mm variant in collaboration with Realtrack Models. Both models were unveiled with pre-production samples at the Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on September 13th. 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. Meanwhile, other examples were leased to Blue Circle for use on a number of workings. This included: special cement (e.g. Sulfacrete) from Swanscombe to destinations that included Barnstaple, Bristol Avonside Wharf, Exeter Central, Leeds Marsh Lane, Middlesbrough Goods, Southampton and Theale; special cement from Rhoose to destinations that included Bristol Lawrence Hill, Carmarthen, Exeter Central, Gloucester Llanthony, Hamworthy, Plymouth Friary and Taunton; oil well cement from Snodland to Chacewater; and bulk cement from Westbury to destinations that included Barnstaple, Carmarthen, Gloucester Llanthony and Southampton. 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 Rugby Cement livery and replaced the wagons from the previous batch which had been leased to that company. All 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 St. Pancras from 2003. Since 2013, a number of these wagons have also been used on workings between Clitheroe and Avonmouth. Realtrack Models previously announced a model of this distinctive wagon, but approached Accurascale in Spring 2018 with a view to forward the project, while also developing a 2mm variant. The two companies have worked together to bring forward the model, with Accurascale releasing the 4mm wagon under its own brand and Realtrack releasing the 2mm model under its banner. Accurascale’s 4mm version will see the model released in STS dark grey, Rugby Cement and Castle Cement branding, featuring multiple running numbers in packs of three. The 4mm packs are priced at £69.95 for 3 wagons, with attractive reductions across all three liveries for rake bundle deals. Each wagon is at the standard customers expect of Accurascale, with over 100 separate parts in each wagon, with the highest attention paid to accuracy, detail and running quality. Ease of conversion to EM and P4 is also incorporated, as well as NEM pockets at the correct height. A factory sample has been received in both scales and a number of tweaks and corrections are currently being made before production. Realtrack will release the wagons in the same three liveries as Accurascale, with prices TBA. The project is well advanced with Accurascale’s newest factory and a delivery date of January 2019. The Realtrack 2mm version is due in Q1 2019. Pre-orders of the 4mm wagon are available now exclusively via the Accurascale website: www.accurascale.co.uk
  5. BosKonay

    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    Hi Railer, 2018 has been an excruciatingly busy year for us, where not much might have 'appeared' on the surface, we've been the proverbial swans behind the scenes. Our Ploughs are on time and schedule, and due shortly, and the entire 'project 42' tooling will be underway in the coming weeks, so we'd hope the items on that list will start arriving before Chinese New Year at the latest. We've also some exciting new things being announced at month end, and beyond, and an even more exciting 2019 programme already in the works, as well as an extensive range of Accurascale UK outline items. We've now three factories up and running and smoothed out in China, with no less than 6 projects underway across them as I type!
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    Irish Railway Models 21mm Conversions

    For the sake of clarity, the 'new' IRM stock - ie: all items post the Bubble/Ballast/Plough chassis, are designed for 21mm.
  7. BosKonay

    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    I've tested 2mm cubes in rows of 4, which has been successful too, there is definitely a fine art to it!
  8. BosKonay

    Kingsbridge - Kadee + coupling conversions

    Very nice Noel. How do you find the kadee magnets versus DIY neodymium cubes or similar?
  9. BosKonay

    DCC Decoders for Ballast Plough Vans. Let us know!

    Absolutely. The chips will work just fine on DC and you can also use the physical switches.
  10. BosKonay

    DCC Decoders for Ballast Plough Vans. Let us know!

    The key benefits of going DCC on them (with a DCC layout) are Switch on and off all lighting functions from your controller without upsetting the rake Set your exact preferred lighting level on both tail lamps and interior lighting The chips support blinking and other lighting effects should you wish if you are running a Loksound or LokPilot in your loco, you can give the brake vans the same address and they will act in unison with identical CV
  11. BosKonay

    DCC Decoders for Ballast Plough Vans. Let us know!

    They would be LokPilot Nano Standard DCC, NEM651 6-pin interface, direct connection or a very similar option. The LokPilot Nano Standard decoder has four function outputs supplying a maximum continuous current of 100 mA each, provided the total current including the motor output does not exceed 1 A. All important lighting functions (e.g.: blinking lights mars light, flash) are available and can be adjusted just like the brightness for each individual output.
  12. BosKonay

    Preorders of IRM Tara Mines Wagon begin this weekend

    If anything we're worried we might be about to bury you all in new stuff
  13. BosKonay

    Amiens Street Terminus

    I was only trying to blow the bloody doors off!!
  14. BosKonay

    Amiens Street Terminus

    Progress at last
  15. BosKonay

    Cemflo, by Accurascale

    With our new factories we’ve an exciting ramped up schedule. We’ll be announcing more items over the coming weeks

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