SAMPLES Accurascale OO Class 66

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At Model Rail Scotland 2023 Accurascale Announced New OO Gauge Class 66 Range!

12 models announced as part of this initial batch with 6 individual variations DCC Ready and DCC Sound fitted.

Models priced at £169.99 for DCC ready and £259.99 DCC Sound fitted, with a delivery for Q1 2024. 


Accurascale announced the latest locomotive to join their growing range in 00/4mm – the EMD Class 66 diesel electric. The Class 66 was announced at “Model Rail Scotland” at the SECC, Glasgow with an EP sample on display on Accurascale’s stand over the weekend of the show.

The addition of the ubiquitous Class 66 to the growing range of Accurascale locomotives and a perfect accompaniment to haul their extensive range of high quality modern wagon models.

Class 66 Freightliner Green/Yellow 66507 Diesel Locomotive

Class 66 DRS Blue 66122 Diesel Locomotive

Class 66 DB Red 66167 Diesel Locomotive

Class 66 GBRF Blue/Orange 66763 Diesel Locomotive

Class 66 DB 'Climate Hero' Green 66004 Diesel Locomotive

Class 66 EWS Maroon 66171 Diesel Locomotive


Enhanced features:

• Axle boxes have been redesigned to make them more secure and ensure smooth running (drawing on experience with the IRM A Class)
• Decoder Access has been improved by the provision of a lift off roof section which also reveals the switches for DC operation.
• Enhanced PCB featuring pogo connectors and twin speakers; a sugar cube speaker and Accurathrash bass reflex speaker.
• Lighting revised to provide accurate representation of Day, night and yard mode in all configurations.
• Hall sensor fitted to DCC sound models to automatically activate flange squeal on tighter radii.
• Cab bulkheads and control pedestal are now moulded with details in relief each end is correct with either single or twin entrance door.
• coil springs on the bogie now rotating in the correct direction.
• Cab access step and handrails have been moved from body mount to chassis mount to allow for breakage free access to chassis (for when fitting crew etc).

The tooling suite for the Class 66 was already extensive, allowing for multiple different evolutions across the life of the real locomotives. However, as with doing models “The Accurascale Way”, further modifications have been carried out to add even greater variation to the range, featuring;

• Addition of a second style of cab interior, relevant to the model. Either the original pedestal type cab or later wrap around desk
• Two different types of sandpipe fixture on the bogie; angled or straight.
• Addition of square cut outs guard irons for relevant locos
• Cab Front Handrails now have the option of 5 point or 7 point mounting with correct round profile handrail mounts.
• Tooling for newly imported European spec locomotives currently being developed for future production runs.

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