Accurascale Class 50 Update

Posted by Warren Bennett on

Tooling for the Accurascale OO Gauge Class 50s with first shots of the moulds available to view below.

Accurascale are hopeful of first completed EP samples to be shown off next month.

12 diesel locomotives available to pre order today, six DCC Ready and six DCC Sound. Versions below:

Class 50 D423 BR Blue
Class 50006 'Neptune' BR Blue
Class 50 008 'Thunderer' Hanson+Hall / Rail Adventure
Class 50 014 'Warspite' BR Blue Large Logo
Class 50 017 'Royal Oak' Original NSE
Class 50 021 'Rodney' BR Blue Large Logo

DCC Ready versions priced at £189.99

DCC Sound versions priced at £299.99


Models expected to come with an incredible amount of detail that Accurascale are known for:


- Highly-detailed OO scale model, 1:76.2 scale
- Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track) in OO
- Die-cast metal chassis
- RP25-110 profile OO wheels with provision for re-gauging with scale-sized wheels for P4/EM gauges – with simple ride height adjustment – and ability to set brake blocks in line with wheels
- Separately-applied etched metal/plastic detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers, etc.
- Scale width wire handrails
- Etched metal pre-painted nameplates and crests (where applicable) provided for customer to install
- Interchangeable printed headcodes with full description covering the first nine years of the class plus preservation era
- Scale-sized and mounted snowploughs provided for customer to install, with one-piece NEM mounted option
- Full underframe tank, battery box and full-formed compressor detail with extensive pipework and other separate parts
- Fully sprung buffers, super-fine pipework and screw couplings (for display)
- Kinetic NEM coupler mounts at correct height and mini-tension-lock couplers
- Separately powered working radiator fan with different speed settings
- DCC ready [21-Pin MTX Socket] or Factory-Fitted DCC Sound options
- High Performance traction, to include; 
- Five-Pole motor with two flywheels
- Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running
- Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve minimum scale top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h)
- DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
- All wheel drive (sprung centre axle) and all wheel pickup
- Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including:  
- Directional lighting, DC and DCC
- Switchable Red and white marker lights with correctly configured lights for preservation era oddballs 50008 and 50044
- Separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, driver’s desk, auto/off on movement
- Interior lighting with cast electrical compartment and engine bay detail on metal motor enclosure
- Customised Dual-Speaker Technology with large EM2 Style Bass Speaker and smaller ‘iphone’ style cube for higher frequencies (on DCC Sound-fitted models only)
- Hall sensor for flange squeal effect (on DCC Sound-fitted models only)

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