Dapol’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 59 Co-Co diesel is set to appear in Aggregate Industries livery with 30-year branding, as a Kernow Model Rail Centre exclusive.
Finished as 59002 Alan J Day, this latest addition to KMRC’s range of exclusive models represents the prototype carrying Aggregate Industries’ blue, green and silver colour scheme, together with the additional 30 Years and Class 59 plaques applied to the cabsides in 2016.
The Class 59 Co-Co diesels were first introduced in 1986 by Foster Yeoman for use on its heavy aggregates trains emanating from Merehead quarry. Foster Yeoman was later acquired by Aggregate Industries in 2006. 59002 was originally named Yeoman Enterprise until 1996 when it was subsequently named Alan J Day, a name it carries to this day.
Dapol’s recently-tooled ‘OO’ Class 59 features a die-cast chassis, all-wheel pick-ups, 21-pin DCC decoder socket and independent lighting (via switches on DC/fully selectable on DCC), while etched nameplates will be supplied for customer fitment over the printed examples.
Three versions of 59002 are set to appear in Digital Command Control (DCC) ready (Cat No. 4D-005-KM1), DCC fitted (4D-005-KM1D) and DCC exhaust smoke and sound fitted (4D-005-KM1S) forms.
Prices are set £169.99, £199.99 and £299.99 respectively. Release is expected in early 2024.
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