Accurascale reveals Network Rail Class 31 plans

Accurascale has added a pair of ‘OO’ gauge Network Rail Class 31 A1A-A1A diesels to the release schedule for its forthcoming all-new ready-to-run models.


Two models have been announced – 31105 and 31285 – which will be finished in Network Rail’s striking yellow colour scheme. Accurascale’s extensive tooling suite has been developed to incorporate the detail differences for these two locomotives and also other Network Rail Class 31s – 31233, 31465 and 31602.


Network Rail’s fleet of Class 31 diesels has included five examples during its tenure for use on infrastructure monitoring trains, with 31285 outshopped in Network Rail yellow in 2003. 31105 was the third of the class to return to traffic and received the organisation’s colour scheme in 2004.


As with the prototypes, 31105 and 31285 will feature modified cab roofs, while 31105 will also include the extra lamp irons fitted. 31285 will – spectacularly – feature fully-functioning spotlights at one end, as per those fitted for use when operating with the Structure Gauging Train. Further bespoke detailing will include washer jet modifications and LED lights, reflecting the locomotives’ post-2008 condition.


Already at the Engineering Prototype (EP) sample stage, this latest Class 31 pairing will be available individually as Accurascale Exclusives, priced at £169.99 Digital Command Control (DCC) ready and £269.99 DCC sound-fitted each. Release is expected during the third quarter of 2024.

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