New Class 88 decorated samples arrive with Rails

09 May 2024
The full suite of decorated samples for the Rails of Sheffield's all-new range of OO gauge Class 88 locomotives have now arrived.

These new models are being produced exclusively for Rails by Dapol, with four variations available to pre-order now in a selection of Direct Rail Services guises, including a 'Refrigerated Rail' wrap livery, which was revealed last month.

According to the team at Rails, there are some minor areas that require adjustment, but overall they are incredibly pleased with how these are progressing so far. 

This all-new range is currently due for release in Q3 2024 and available to pre-order now. Prices start from £199, with DCC-Fitted and working pantograph versions available.

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Product Features

  • Finely moulded body with many separately fitted details
  • Printed nameplates with etched plates supplied separately - where appropriate
  • Sprung buffers
  • Heavy Diecast chassis and all wheel pick up and all-wheel drive
  • Smooth 5-pole motor with twin flywheels
  • Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring 
  • NEM coupling pockets as standard 
  • Latest Plux22 decoder socket
  • Comprehensive lighting package with white marker/headlights, red tail lights, Halo lights (DCC only), Cab lights
  • Lighting independently controllable in DCC and switchable in DC
  • Servo-controlled pantograph (DCC only) (Pantograph posable in DC)
  • Factory DCC fitted options
  • Sound-fitted option using authentic sounds obtained with cooperation from DRS
  • Both electric and diesel sounds, switchable by function key

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