PTA/JTA/JUA Tippler Sample Is Here!
It's been another busy week for us here at Accurascale! Our first engineering prototype of our PTA/JTA/JUA has arrived, a wagon that has been very popular with modellers if our pre-orders are anything to go by!
We have a few tweaks to make as expected at this stage, but they run and look very well indeed! We cant wait to our decorated samples in the various liveries we are doing in our first run to show up in the coming weeks!
These characterful wagons were built in three batches by the British Steel subsidiary Redpath Dorman Long from 1972 for transporting iron ore to Consett, Llanwern, and Ravenscraig.
The tough looking tipplers stood out further with attractive liveries and rode on distinctive BSC ‘Axle Motion’ bogies soon became a favourite of the enthusiast as they became synonymous with the heaviest trains on the British Rail network. The Port Talbot to Llanwern trains saw 27 British Steel PTA tippers triple headed by Class 37s, before the introduction of pairs of the then new Class 56 on 30 wagon trains.
Following the closure of Consett in 1980, a batch of PTAs became temporarily redundant before being snapped up by Procor. These soon found work on Mendip stone trains, going both to Foster Yeoman and ARC. Their use was in block formations from quarries at Merehead, Whatley and Tytherington to depots in London and the home counties.
We are still on course for our January delivery, and they you can see them on our stand at the Great Electric Train Show | GETS 2019. this weekend!
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