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  • Pre-TOPS HUO wagons now in stock! 
    May 25, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    Pre-TOPS HUO wagons now in stock! 

    We are delighted to announce that our first British outline model, the BR 24 ton coal hopper (HOP 24 and later HUO under the BR TOPS system) has arrived in stock! A total of 5,263 wagons were built by BR from 1954 for transporting coal and coke throughout Britain until their withdrawal in the 1980s, […]
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  • TOPs HUO Hoppers Now Available to Pre-order
    May 9, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    TOPs HUO Hoppers Now Available to Pre-order

    With the pre-TOPs HOP 24 / HUO production nearing completion at our factory, we are now taking pre-orders for the TOPs variant ahead of a September 2018 release. A total of 5,263 of these wagons were built by BR from 1954 for transporting coal and coke throughout Britain until their withdrawal in the mid-1980s. The […]
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  • HOP 24 / HUO Production Samples Arrive for Review
    May 4, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    HOP 24 / HUO Production Samples Arrive for Review

    The latest landmark in our first British outline model was reached this afternoon. We have received production samples of our HOP 24 wagons. As you can see above, they make for an impressive sight when arranged in a full rake! We are delighted with the fine fit and finish that our factory has achieved with these […]
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  • Accurascale ‘Ready to Weather’ finish explained
    April 23, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    Accurascale ‘Ready to Weather’ finish explained

    We had a great time at the North Down Model Railway Society exhibition with lots of people showing a great interest in the decorated samples of the HOP24. They also showed up on David Mirolo’s new layout ‘St. David’s TMD’ (which incidentally won best layout at the show!) where they looked right at home. In […]
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  • First Look at Decorated HOP24 Wagons
    March 27, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    First Look at Decorated HOP24 Wagons

    Another milestone has been reached by Accurascale in our first British outline project as we received our first decorated samples of our forthcoming HOP 24. The decorated samples shown in accompanying photographs are from pack B, which features the branding, “Load only to Stella North or South Dunston or Blyth Power Stations”. They also display […]
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  • Production Samples of HUO Arrive
    February 16, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    Production Samples of HUO Arrive

    We are delighted to report that we have now received the first production samples of our HUO from the factory in China. Here are some pics, for you to see the finesse and detail we are packing into this model. Please note that this is a first sample and revisions are required and already underway. […]
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  • A first look at the 24.5t HOP24/HUO hopper wagon
    February 1, 2018 Stephen McCarron

    A first look at the 24.5t HOP24/HUO hopper wagon

    Today is the day that the clock ticks down to 00:00 and Accurascale, as a model railway manufacturing company, goes ‘live’. Of course, things don’t always go to plan, and the launch of the HUO is no exception. But these things happen! Now, let’s have a first look at our HUO ‘in the plastic’.   […]
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