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  • Joel Dapol
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    No they are not removable but do work with our 45' containers.

  • 159220
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    Sorry to be pedantic, but... the WH Davies designed and built IDA Low- rider wagon comes equipped with SCT Barber 14.25 BLR bogies (BLR for low ride) where as the FWA, designed by VTG and manufactured by Greenbrier as the Ecofret comes equipped with SCT Barber 20.5 BER bogies (BER for easy ride). There is significant differences between the two wagons: different ride heights, one being a low riding bogie and the other being totally different design lengths between 40ft and 45ft.

    This does not in anyway stem my enthusiasm for a VTG Ecofret wagon. Seen in daily use with Freightliner, GB Railfreight and DB Cargo UK.

  • pegleg90
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    Really do like the look of these but should the wagons not have coupling hooks on the head board like the prototype to the left of the air pipe?

    Also is there going to be any factory weathered versions produced and if so who's likely to be distributing them?

    Regards
    Alistair

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  • the norfolkman
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    Hi All, hope everyone is well.
    The wagons look very tasty and I am now very much looking forward to them arriving they certainly show the effort put into them has paid dividends.
    Would also agree with a couple of the above comments the FWA would also be a good stable mate in the future, and I believe would make further use
    of the same bogie. Also and in no way meant as a derogatory remark the ecofret would perhaps be a candidate for retool with the cut away bogie cover area correctly incorporated
    to the main chassis ? keep up the good work Dapol and please give us some more out standing contemporary vehicles

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  • ben68009
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    Top notch, really like the coupling bar in use, would like to see that enforced on the megafrets if you ever do a retool to be honest! Great Job

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  • 159220
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    They look superb! Are they in-production and on track for March? Hopefully you plan to do the Ecofret FWA next

    Those spigots are removable to put a container on-top?

  • Neil Dapol
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    IDA Decorated samples

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  • pegleg90
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    How are these looking Joel/Andy? Presume DRS are having a gander?

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  • 159220
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    Are the images ready, not that I am impatient, but looking forward to seeing the IDA (and containers to go with it)

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  • pegleg90
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    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for the update, looking forward to seeing them. Nice little breather between these and the Class 68's!

  • Joel Dapol
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    Hi Ali, we have just received the decorated samples now and they look fabulous. We will post some pictures shortly. Once thesedecoratons have been tweaked, they will be going into production and my best estimate would be March time for in the shops.

  • pegleg90
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    Any update on these wagons? Saw a sample at Warley and it looked really good.

    Thanks
    Ali

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  • ben68009
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    That's true, I have spent the last month or so watching these pass through my local station and they are the only wagon used

  • Joel Dapol
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    This is great news.

  • 159220
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    I see the IDAs are appearing as the predominate wagon on the Daventry-Purfleet supermarket liners.
    Gives options to model the IDAs with more than curtain tescos. (66s due to be replaced eventually by 88s on this route)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dan700/30510675680/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/dan700/24544068166/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/27166477096/

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