30 November 2022
Displayed for the first time at the Warley Model Railway Show at the NEC, further images of the forthcoming model emerge.
The first engineering prototype (EP) sample of the forthcoming Accurascale Class 89 locomotive in OO gauge, an exclusive edition model in association with Rails of Sheffield has been shown.
Announced in late June of 2022, the unique design and specification of this special-edition locomotive has captured the imagination of modellers, with a large volume of pre-orders said to have been placed upon its announcement, and samples on the Rails of Sheffield and Accurascale stands drawing much favourable comment and admiration.
Both samples arrived early last week, and this week Accurascale’s design team is to examine the samples, ensuring that it delivers on the high standards promised, when first announced.
Initial impressions are said to be very favourable, with a crispness to the mouldings which can be seen around the bogies in particular, along with detail touches on the front, underframe and the pantograph well. Changes are to be fed back to the factory and rectified ahead of decorated samples, due early 2023.
The project remains on schedule too, with delivery anticipated for Q3, 2023. Orders can be secured via the Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield websites for a £30 deposit, with prices for the DCC-ready version priced at £229.99, and the DCC sound ESU Loksound 5 fitted models £329.99, reflecting the limited nature of this release.
Find further details on the Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield websites.