Accurascale Class 92 debuts
Accurascale has received the first engineering prototype (EP) sample of its new ‘OO’ gauge Brush Class 92 Co-Co electric for evaluation.
Highlighting the attention to detail and technical advances, Accurascale’s development team have been inspecting the overall accuracy of the model, while engineers from ESU are assessing the working pantographs and electronics, such as DCC functionality, lighting arrangements and powerpack capacitors.
Accurascale’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 92 will feature a heavy die-cast metal chassis, five-pole motor, twin flywheels, all-wheel drive and pick-up, 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, dual-motorised working pantographs, directional lighting, day and night-time modes and much more. The impressive specification also incorporates an abundance of separately applied roof detailing, conduit, etched grilles, separately applied grab handles, steps, etched windscreen wipers, sprung metal buffers, fully detailed bufferbeam and more.
Several areas of improvement have been identified to bogie detail and the cabside windows, which will be rectified before proceeding to the next stage. Extensive testing of the model’s pantograph and performance is currently underway.
Eleven standard models are set to appear in a range of colour schemes carried by the prototypes since introduction in the mid-1990s including BR Railfreight grey, Railfreight Distribution, EWS branded grey, Europoorte grey, EWS maroon and gold, DB Schenker red, GB Railfreight orange and blue and Caledonian Sleeper liveries.
Prices are set at £160 DCC ready and £250 DCC sound-fitted, with delivery now expected during early 2021.
Visit www.accurascale.co.uk for more details.