Accurascale announce four new Class 37s


Accurascale has revealed four new Class 37s at the 2020 Model Rail Scotland, this time with the distinctive Scottish ‘car’ style headlight, as part of its first production run of the Type 3 locomotives in OO/4mm gauge.

The Class 37/0 with 'car style' headlight follows in the footsteps of this classic locomotive revealed in November and December last year. With two distinct roof rivet patterns and several body sill variations, each locomotive features a unique and authentic body configuration.

 

The four new liveries include BR blue with white sill stripe, large logo, Railfreight Distribution and Railfreight Metals. All four models will be offered in DC/DCC Ready and DCC Sound Fitted formats, with a twin speaker set up with ESU Loksound 5 sound chip fitted to all sound models. The car headlight will also be fully operational.

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Prices start at £169.99 for DC/DCC Ready models and £259.99 for sound fitted models, with delivery expected late 2020.

 

Before the square high-intensity headlight became ubiquitous, Eastfield and Inverness depots began installing what was basically a car headlamp on a bracket to their steam heat 37s to improve visibility at ungated/farm crossings when working to Fort William/Mallaig/Oban and the West Highland and Far North lines.

 

Over 30 splitbox machines were so equipped from 1984, with 11 centre headcode examples also gaining the safety feature. On the arrival of the Class 37/4s many of the Scottish 37/0s were drafted into the refurbishment programme then underway at Crewe Works, while those that survived were redeployed on freight services north and south of the border. They retained their headlamps into the early 1990s before swapping them for the square style headlight.

 

 

Class 37 Specification

 

Common Features:

  • Highly detailed OO scale model, 1:76.2
  • Heavy die-cast metal chassis
  • Provided DCC ready [21Pin MTX Socket] or Factory DCC Sound Fitted [ESU LokSound 5]
  • Accurate tumbleholme, nose, cab roof and cantrail curves taken from 3D scan
  • Multiple body and nose slides to accurately represent almost every member of the class, including three variations of cantrail grille: early EE (for D6700-D6704), later EE and RSH
  • Four roof styles: Original double riveted, single riveted, welded and welded with antennas
  • Separately applied etched metal and high fidelity plastic detail parts, including grab handles, aerials, steps, wipers, nameplates, crests and more.
  • Etched metal door kickplates (where applicable), ‘frost’ grille (where applicable) & super fine etched metal roof grille
  • Scale width wire handrails
  • Turned brass roof-mounted horns on centre headcode examples
  • Full underbody tank detail with brackets and pipework
  • Bogies feature separate footsteps, brake cylinders, speed recorder, end brake rigging and very fine brake chain
  • Brake blocks on trucks (bogies) in line with wheels (can be moved for EM/P4 gauges)
  • Numerous other locomotive-specific details yet to be revealed!
  • RP25-110 profile OO gauge wheels with fine scale ‘drop in’ EM (18.2mm gauge) and P4 (18.83mm gauge) wheels available separately
  • Accurate high-fidelity miniature snowploughs
  • Fully sprung metal buffers, extra-fine factory-installed pipework and screw couplings
  • Correct height mini-tension-lock couplers with NEM socket as well as a fully detailed bufferbeam
  • High Performance traction, to include;
    • High-quality five-pole motor with two flywheels
    • Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running
    • Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h)
    • DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
    • All wheel drive and all wheel pickup
  • Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including:
    • Directional lighting, DC and DCC
    • WIPAC light clusters where appropriate with day and night-time settings
    • Separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, details driver’s console, auto off on movement
    • Switchable red tail lights
  • RP25-110 wheels OO wheels with provision for re-gauging to p4 and EM gauge
  • Two quality speakers with large sound capsules for best possible sound (*on sound fitted models)
  • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)

Timeframe specific details

    • Class 37/0 - 37026 "Shapfell"
      • Early 1990s period
      • Railfreight Distribution triple-grey
      • Split headcode nose with plated headcode boxes
      • Scottish 'car style' headlight
      • Original nose grilles
      • Cutaway bufferbeam cowling with oval buffers
      • Steam heat bufferbeam configuration with air/vac/control/MW pipes
      • Original windscreens with as built cab layout
      • Early double-riveted roof with boiler exhaust and large cab roof vent
      • Fabricated bogies
      • Original fuel tank configuration
      • Late EE cantrail grilles
      • Plated bodyside water filler and associated steps
      • Optional miniature snowploughs
    • Class 37/0 - 37027 "Loch Eil"
      • Mid 1980s period
      • BR blue with white bodyside stripe
      • Split headcode nose with plated headcode boxes
      • Scottish 'car style' headlight
      • Original nose grilles
      • Cutaway bufferbeam cowling with oval buffers
      • Steam heat bufferbeam configuration with air/vac/control/MW pipes
      • Original windscreens with as built cab layout
      • Early double-riveted roof with boiler exhaust and large cab roof vent
      • Fabricated bogies
      • Original fuel tank configuration
      • Late EE cantrail grilles
      • Plated bodyside water filler and associated steps
      • Optional miniature snowploughs
    • Class 37/0 - 37043 "Loch Lomond"
      • Mid 1980s period
      • BR Large Logo Blue
      • Split headcode nose with plated headcode boxes
      • Scottish 'car style' headlight
      • Original nose grilles
      • Cutaway bufferbeam cowling with oval buffers
      • Steam heat bufferbeam configuration with air/vac/control/MW pipes
      • Original windscreens with as built cab layout
      • Intermediate single-riveted roof with boiler exhaust and large cab roof vent
      • Fabricated bogies
      • Original fuel tank configuration
      • Late EE cantrail grilles
      • Plated bodyside water filler and associated steps
      • Optional miniature snowploughs
    • Class 37/0 – 37051
      • Late 1980s/early 1990s period
      • Railfreight Metals triple-grey
      • Split headcode nose with plated headcode boxes
      • Scottish 'car style' headlight
      • Original nose grilles
      • Cutaway bufferbeam cowling with oval buffers
      • Steam heat bufferbeam configuration with air/vac/control/MW pipes
      • Original windscreens with as built cab layout
      • Intermediate single-riveted roof with boiler exhaust and large cab roof vent
      • Fabricated bogies
      • Original fuel tank configuration
      • Late EE cantrail grilles
      • Plated bodyside water filler and associated steps (one left unplated)
      • Optional miniature snowploughs

 

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