22 June 2020
The manufacturer unveils the first engineering sample of its Co-Co electric for OO gauge.
Featuring a large five pole skew-wound motor with twin flywheels, helical cut gearing for smooth operation and all-wheel drive, Accurascale's forthcoming Class 92 locomotives for OO gauge are undergoing performance testing and assessment with the manufacturer.
Samples are being assessed by Accurascale and ESU, Accurascale considering the fit, finish and accuracy of the locomotive, with ESU said to be working on the operational pantographs and electronics of the locomotives. Powerpack capacitors, lighting arrangements, including cab desk lighting, and DCC functionality are to be included.
The manufacturer has said that the complex collection of roof equipment has been caught superbly, with a large array of separately-applied detail mirroring the prototypes, though it has identified areas in need of improvement such as the cabside windows and bogie detail. "This level of functionality will make the Accurascale Class 92 the most technically-advanced and impressive OO gauge locomotive on the market and a talking piece for any layout or collection", said Fran Burke of Accurascale.
Extensive testing of the pantographs is to be carried out on the models. The manufacturer has said that these areas will be rectified on production models for its customers. Etched grilles and windscreen wipers are to add finesse.
Models are being produced DCC-ready and DCC sound-fitted with Legomanbiffo sounds. A delivery date is now expected to be in the first quarter of 2021, COVID19 permitting. For more information, visit its website www.accurascale.co.uk