Class 37 project
Accurascale has updated the expected delivery timescale for its new range of 'OO' gauge Class 37s which are now scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2021.
The all-new Class 37s are currently in the tooling phase and Accurascale expects to receive its first engineering samples during November allowing development to continue to livery decoration prior to Chinese New Year in 2021.
The new range of 'OO' gauge English Electric Type 3s covers a range of versions which haven't been available before ready-to-run for the scale. The complex range consists of the original five split-headcode locomotives with their detail differences, the Scottish Region split-box Class 37s with 'car headlights', the modern era Class 37/4 as operated by DRS, the Class 37/6s operated by DRS and Network Rail operated Class 37 97301 complete with its Hitachi ERTMS equipment. The latter is as an Accurascale Exclusive model while all other versions will be available from Accurascale stockists.
In total there are 18 Class 37s on the way covering the Class 37/0, 37/4 and 37/6 sub-classes in liveries consisting of original BR green, BR blue with white stripe, BR 'large logo' blue, Railfreight branded triple grey, Regional Railways, Intercity Mainline, DRS, Europhoenix and Network Rail schemes.
Prices are set at £169.99 for DCC ready locomotives rising to £259.99 for DCC sound fitted versions which will use an ESU LokSound 5 decoder.
Common features in all models include directional lighting, a die-cast chassis with a centrally mounted motor and brass flywheels, 21-pin decoder socket, dual speakers, helical gearing for a prototypical top speed, 'OO' gauge wheel sets but designed to accept 'EM' and 'P4' gauge replacements and operation on a minimum of second radius curves.
Detail features include separately fitted handrails, timeframe specific details, cast and fabricated bogies, three different buffer styles to suit individual locomotives, fuel tank variations and more.
Visit www.accurascale.co.uk for more information.