Accurascale Mk 1 BTU Tool Van exclusive

The next model in the Accurascale Exclusives range in 'OO' gauge will be BR Mk 1 Breakdown Train Unit (BTU) support vehicle ADB963952.


This latest addition to the Accurascale Exclusives range is based on the forthcoming newly-tooled non-corridor BR Mk 1 suburban Brake Second vehicle, which will appear in the distinctive BR departmental yellow colour scheme applied to these support vehicles in the 1980s.

Finished as ADB 963952, the prototype was originally converted from Scottish Region Sc43326 for use with Freightliner in 1967 as a guard’s van. It then underwent further conversion work at Doncaster in 1980 for use as a BTU tool van and remained in use until mid-1988.



In addiiton to the eye-catching yellow livery, Accurascale’s all-new model will also feature a ‘distressed’ finish to the roof and the battery boxes will be painted white. Currently at the first decorated sample stage, further refinements will be made to improve the appearance of the painted over windows to match the prototype.


As with the previously announced all-new 'OO' gauge BR Mk 1 suburban coaches, this latest addition will feature a die-cast chassis, separately applied underframe detailing including battery boxes, pipework, dynamo and vaccuum cylinders, scale width wire handrails, water pipes, separately fitted door handles and lamp brackets, BREL BR 1 bogies and interior lighting.

Priced at £64.95, the model is available to order exclusively at the Accurascale website. Release is expected during the third quarter of the year.

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