⏰ Accurascale OO Gauge Class 60 Pre-Order Deadline

Posted by Jack Morgan on

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Accurascale have announced a newly tooled range of Class 60 diesel locomotives in OO gauge. A total of 7 variations are to be produced, covering Railfreight, Transrail, EWS, LoadHaul, Mainline and GBRf liveries. We currently expect these to arrive during Q1 2025 and decorated samples have been revealed.

The guaranteed pre-order deadline for these models has been set for Friday 28th June (5pm). We highly recommend that you pre-order your models ahead of this date as stock will be limited and items may begin to sell out quickly.

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Launch Video

Product Features

Highly detailed model with many separately fitted parts including handrails, etched metal grilles, full underframe relief, fans, footsteps, wipers and more

Heavy diecast metal chassis

Full underframe tank and compressor detail with brackets and pipework

Representation of mechanism behind the grilles

Metal sprung buffers

Accessory pack with optional snowploughs, buffer beam pipework and screw link couplings

Digital & Sound capability - 21-pin socket accessible via lift off roof section - Dual speakers prefitted on factory sound models

PowerPack capacitor included

Five pole motor with twin flywheels, all-wheel pick up and drive

Full lighting package with independent directional lights, switchable marker lights, day/night modes and cab lights with auto on/off on movement

Prototype Information

The fleet of Class 60 locomotives were built for British Rail by Brush Traction after they identified a need for high powered Type 5 diesels for use on the Trainload Freight sector. Following the subsequent privatisation of British Rail, the fleet passed to EWS and later spread around to other operators. The fleet only operated during the final years of British Rail and after privatisation they became the property of EWS. 

The operator was reportedly unimpressed with their performance and much of the class were stored and sold onto other operators. The 60s saw a new lease of life in the late 2000s and 2010s in use with other operators and a portion were upgraded to 'Super 60s' by DB Schenker. 

During 2020, the first Class 60 was scrapped and one was also preserved.

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