Revolution Trains announce Tiphook PFA/KFA container flat

pfaThe next model from Revolution Trains, announced at the York show over the Easter weekend will be the Tiphook PFA/KFA container flat.

Revolution Trains next model will portray the single unit PFA/KFA container flats built for Tiphook from 1987-88.

240 of these wagons were built by Rautaruukki of Finland: the first 40 numbered TIPH93242-81 and delivered with Gloucester GPS bogies, the remainder numbered TIPH93290-489 and fitted with Sambre & Meuse VNH-1 bogies. (The VNH-1 bogies look very similar to cast-frame Y25 bogies but have some structural differences.)

The first wagons were used to carry contaminated spoil from Chatham Dockyard to Stewartby in Bedfordshire; over the years they have been used for domestic refuse, containerised paper from Fort William, gypsum, MOD traffic and intermodal services.

They’re taking pre-orders now; the early bird price is £22 for a single wagon and £66 for pack of three; after June the prices will rise to £25 and £75.

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2 Responses to Revolution Trains announce Tiphook PFA/KFA container flat

  1. Michael says:

    It seems certain that the model fleet will outnumber the real life one by several orders of magnitude.

    This is probably not unusual for a locomotive, but freight stock?

  2. Tim Hall says:

    I think Graham Farish make everything in batches of 1000-odd nowadays. Not sure that any modern wagon has been built in those numbers.

    Record ratio was probably the Tullis Russell covered hopper they made many years ago. There were only eight of the real ones, I’ve seen more than that on one layour at shows before now.