ACCURASCAL­E AN­NOUNCES PTA BOGIE IRON ORE TIPPLERS

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Accurascal­e is to pro­duce the PTA bogie iron-ore/stone tipplers built by Red­path Dor­man Long. The 351 ve­hi­cles were built in three batches from 1972 for trans­port­ing iron ore to Con­sett, Llan­wern, and Raven­scraig steel­works. The clo­sure of Con­sett and Raven­scraig works led to the trans­fer of some PTAS, via leas­ing com­pany Pro­cor, to Fos­ter Yeo­man and ARC for work­ing stone trains. From the 1990s, ‘in­ner’ PTAS were re-coded JUA and ‘outer’ wag­ons be­came JTA.

The mod­els will come with NEM cou­pler pock­ets and sprung buf­fers (on the outer wag­ons) and work­ing buck­eye cou­plers on the ‘in­ners’. They’ve been de­signed for easy con­ver­sion to ‘EM’ and ‘P4’. Five five-wagon book packs are avail­able, fea­tur­ing two outer wag­ons (one with flash­ing tail light) and three in­ners, in VTG grey, Bri­tish Steel blue, Bri­tish Steel grey/or­ange, ARC mus­tard and Yeo­man grey. There are also com­ple­men­tary ‘in­ner packs’, fea­tur­ing five in­ner wag­ons. Tool­ing work has started and the first PTAS are due in early 2020. Price: From £149.95 Avail­abil­ity: Accurascal­e

Web: www.accurascal­e.co.uk

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