Revolution is offering the new-build FNA-D nuclear flask carriers as its next wagon model in 00 and N.
CAD is almost underway on the 00 model with the N gauge version following soon afterward. This image shows the main components taking shape however a closer look will show that considerable work remains to be done. This includes adding the headstock details, flask cover locking bars and operating mechanism and making some minor corrections.
40 wagons were built by WH Davis at Langley Mill in Nottinghamshire between 2014 and 2016 and are designed to replace the ageing 1970s-built fleet, that last of which is understood to have been scrapped in 2020.
They are used across the network to ferry spent fuel from nuclear power stations and facilities to Sellafield in Cumbria for reprocessing. The trains are operated by DRS and are almost always either top-and-tailed or double headed to insure against locomotive failure.
Once the CAD work is complete the order book will open and the model will be sent for tooling. Look out for our limited time EarlyBird price.
We would hope to see samples by the summer, with delivery of the models expected early next year.
Revolution would like to thank DRS and WH Davis for their assistance in providing drawings and access to assist in production of this model.