🚞 Accurascale OO Mk1 Suburbans In Production

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Accurascale are producing a newly tooled range of BR Mark 1 Suburban coaches in OO gauge! Following on from the release of their popular Mark 2B vehicles, these new models are set to feature a similarly high specification.

We have been advised that these new models are now in production and are set to arrive in the UK during the end of Q2 2024. If you haven't pre-ordered yours, we highly recommend doing so to avoid missing out - as these will be available in limited quantities.

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Product Features

  • Highly-detailed OO Gauge / 1:76.2 Scale Models on 16.5mm track
  • Die-Cast metal chassis with plastic body for ideal running weight
  • Accurate, replica BREL BR1 bogies, with separate detailing where appropriate, brake blocks aligned with wheels
  • Blackened RP25-110 Profile Wheels set in to blackened Brass Bearings for smooth, friction free running on 26mm axles
  • NEM Standard coupling sockets with a kinematic close coupling system
  • Scale width wire handrails, water pipes and passenger communication gear
  • Separately fitted door handles and lamp brackets
  • Headstock pipes and cabling included
  • Fully detailed, die cast under-frame featuring vacuum cylinders, battery boxes dynamo and piping all separately applied
  • Easily removable, magnetically attached roof for easy access to interior for detailing and passenger fitting
  • Fully accurate, replica interior layouts, complete with highly detailed seating, and luggage racks, fully decorated
  • Interior Bulkheads featuring framed artworks
  • Prism free flush glazing
  • Separately fitted roof vents, in correct locations
  • Full lighting package, including
    • magnet 'wand' controlled interior lighting
    • All bogie pick-ups
    • 'Stay-Alive' super-capacitor bank in all coaches for flicker free light

Prototype Information

British Railways constructed around 600 'Suburban' coaches as part of their Mark 1 coach family of vehicles. They were produced on the short 57ft 11" frame and were used across the country on short local passenger workings. The construction of these vehicles were given less importance than their mainline counterparts, so construction began in 1954. The vehicles exclusively used compartment bodystyles, with six different variations produced. They last operated a service train in 1977.

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