Watch: Accurascale to make GER J67-J69 'Buckjumpers'

17 March 2023
Exclusive reveal of manufacturer's new range of GER 0-6-0T locomotives, and interview with its Project Manager, Paul Isles.

Accurascale has today revealed a new suite of tooling for OO gauge/4mm:1ft scale to depict the GER 'buckjumper' 0-6-0 locomotives, (later classes as J67/J68 and J69) under the LNER.

Model prices have been confirmed at £139.99 for DC/DCC ready versions, and £239.99 for DCC sound-fitted models, with models expected to arrive with retailers in 2024.

Howard Smith speaks with Paul Isles, ProWatch the video below, to discover more:

The specification of models promised is as follows:

  • Scale length of 110.66mm over headstocks, 36mm across body
  • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd radius set-track)
  • Die-cast metal chassis and boiler, target weight in the region of 260g-275g
  • Factory fitted brake rigging
  • All-wheel pickup, DCC ready with stay alive arrangement
  • Scale width wire handrails and sand pipes
  • Fully detailed cab area, with easily removable roof
  • Moveable roof ventilator
  • Eroded metal/plastic detail parts, including grab handles, steps, buffer pipework, lamp irons
  • Brass turned whistles/valves fitted
  • Etched metal pre-painted numberplates and plaques (where applicable)
  • Fully sprung metal buffers, factory-installed pipework and screw couplings
  • Different liveries, lined where applicable
  • Magnetically removable smoke box door for access to decoder
  • Small, flexible neck NEM compliant coupler mounts set at correct height, with mini-tension-lock couplers
  • Next18 DCC ready (to suit ESU LokSound V5 Micro, or similar), slot mounted in smokebox
  • Factory installed DCC Sound option, with two quality sugarcube speakers contained in sound capsules located for best possible sound, in the side tanks (DCC Sound models only)
  • Flickering/steady Firebox glow (depending on DCC fitting)
  • Five-pole motor with flywheel, for a haulage capacity of not less than 1kg, from a standing start, on a 3% incline
  • Helical gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running
  • Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale maximum top speed of 50 mph (80 kmh)

Accurascale would like to the thank the Great Eastern Railway Society for its help with the project.

Early 3D-printed prototypes of the models have been witnessed, images of which can be viewed below:

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Accurascale Buckjumper

Accurascale Buckjumper

Accurascale Buckjumper

For further details on these new models, visit the Accurascale website.


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No livery details on the specification!

Posted by David Grant on Sat 18 Mar 11:19:34

Bonjour ! Superbe réalisation en 3D Cela présage bien du modèle qui sera mis à disposition ! Bravo ! A french modelist......... who don't speak english... Hélàs !

Posted by MUSSAT Eric on Sat 18 Mar 10:57:00