NEW MDO,MDV and MDW Wagons

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Accurascale's Got The Minerals!
New And Improved MDO and MDV Wagons With New MDW Variant

Accurascale today announces a new production run of their 21
ton mineral wagons (TOPS codes MDO and MDV), follow high demand for these stalwart BR wagons.


A cornerstone of Accurascale’s famed "Powering Britain"
range, these wagons are now also joined by the first time by the MDW through pipe variant.
 The engineering team at Accurascale has also taken time to
further enhance and improve the wagons too following feedback from modellers.
This includes working with the factory to make the first
batch as friendly as possible to convert to finescale standards, both EM and P4. Unfortunately, mistakes were made here and instructions were literally lost in translation, so they became a bit more of a challenge to convert to finer scales than Accurascale intended.
So, Accurascale have gone back to the drawing board and
totally redesigned and retooled the chassis on both models. These improvements now see 26mm axles and redesigned brake gear to make the transformation more straightforward for modellers. While they will still require a small bit of fettling to upgrade to finescale surgery, it will be a keyhole style operation rather than extensive open heart surgery required for the previous run.
Secondly, the  rather strange phenomenon of the coupling hooks being on the wrong side of the tension lock couplings has also been resolved. This caused issues with modellers using the wagons on tighter curvature when coupling/uncoupling. Accurascale has also
readdressed the lamp irons, with the MDVs now having lamp irons on both ends, and MDOs having none at all, just like the real wagons.
Another area Accurascale have improved, and something they
will be rolling out on future open wagons is an improvement in interior decoration. Accurascale is now going for a dirtier, more weathered appearance to better reflect the interiors of these wagons rather than clean, fully painted and pristine.
Finally, Accurascale will now for the first time introduce the MDW, the through air pipe fitted MDVs adapted from 1985 to be used in air braked speedlink trains, mainly on scrap flows, lasting in service until the early 1990s. With the last of the MDVs and MDWs bowing out of front line services in 1992 on coal and scrap trains respectively, this addition to the range gives speedlink era modellers something new and different to add to their
trains. Two MDW packs of three wagons apiece will be included in this new production run.
 To top it all off, Accurascale are offering three triple
packs of MDO, three triple packs of MDV and two triple packs of MDW available to pre-order from us for just £74.95 per pack, with both TOPS and pre-TOPS variants available (TOPS only for MDW as these wagons were converted in 1985).
Delivery is slated for Q2 2023.
 Production capacity is limited, so make sure you pre-order
your pack today.
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