Accurascale Announce OO Banana Vans

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Two New Announcements by Accurascale at this weekends The Great Electric Train Show!



First Up Accurascale Goes Bananas With Southern D1478 and D1479 Diagram Banana Vans in OO

VIEW RANGE HERE

Twelve different triple packs to be produced by Accurascale.
Each pack priced at £84.95 each with FREE UK POSTAGE.

Approaching the SR Banana vans, a much missing link in ready-to-run wagons from this period, required doing things ‘The Accurascale Way’. Therefore, both diagrams D1478 and D1479 were selected with differing bodies catered for in the range, with early and late versions of both. The chassis and running gear are of a common design across both diagrams, however the bodies differ in profile and width. To ensure reliable running, a die-cast metal chassis has been implemented, giving excellent weight and sure-footedness of running.  With a scale wheelbase of 40mm,  operation over a minimum radius of 371mm (1st radius set-track) is easily achieved.

Further differences across the range include no fewer than three different styles of wheel design catered for; split spoke, single spoke and 3-hole disc, chemically blackened and conforming to the RP25-110 standard. Axles are set in blackened brass bearings and conforming to Accurascale’s standards of 14.4mm back-to-backs, using 2mm axles over 26mm pinpoints.

The detail is there too, with plenty of separate eroded metal, plastic and wire detail parts, including (but not limited to) separate handrails, grab handles, door handles, lamp brackets, vacuum and steam pipes, through pipes, steam heating cock and brake gear. Turned metal sprung buffers set off these beautiful little vans with small tension locks, set into small, self-centring NEM housings.

Versions to be produced:

SR D1478 Van - Original SR Livery (pre-1936) - Triple Pack 1
SR D1478 Van - Original SR Livery (pre-1936) - Triple Pack 2
SR D1478 Van - Modified SR Livery (1936 to March 1941) - Triple Pack 1
SR D1478 Van - British Railways (1948-1961) - Triple Pack
SR D1478 Van - British Railways (1961 onwards) - Triple Pack
SR D1479 Van - Modified SR Livery (1936 to March 1941) - Triple Pack 2
SR D1479 Van - Modified SR Livery (1936 to March 1941) - Triple Pack 3
SR Mixed D1478/D1479 Van - Transitional British Railways (1948-1950) - Triple Pack
SR D1479 Van - British Railways (1948-1961) - Triple Pack
SR D1479 Van - British Railways (1961 onwards) - Triple Pack
SR Tadpole Mixed ex-1478/1479 Van - British Railways Departmental - Triple Pack
SR Tadpole ex-D1479 Van - British Railways Departmental - Triple Pack


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