Class 55 Deltic
The legendary English Electric Class 55 'Deltics' were the most powerful single-unit diesel locomotives when they were introduced in 1961. 22 were completed to haul express trains on the East Coast Main Line between London King's Cross and Scotland. The last of the Class 55s was withdrawn in 1982, but their legacy lives on in preservation and scale models. Ready-to-run models are available in 'OO' from Accurascale as well as Bachmann and Hornby while in 'N' gauge the Graham Farish brand offers a model of the Class 55. In 'O' gauge Heljan has produced ready-to-run 'Deltics'. Read our full collection of Class 55 'Deltic' news, reviews and features here.
Working with what is already a superb model, TIM SHACKLETON breathes further life into the all-new Accurascale ‘OO’ gauge ‘Deltic’.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO! Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson in the Hornby Magazine workshop for a first look at the Accurascale Class 55 'Deltics' for 'OO' gauge in this special preview feature. Watch the full video here and read the latest on this exciting new locomotives.
London, a Saturday night 40 years ago. Hordes of fans mob the platforms at King’s Cross station cheering the star of the day while thousands of cameras record the remarkable scene. The occasion is not, however, the appearance of a Hollywood film star, but the final run of one of the most popular diesels – the ‘Deltics’. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back to January 1982.