🐎 Accurascale Reveal 'Buckjumper' Decorated Samples

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Buckjumper GER blue
Buckjumper LNER black
Buckjumper BR black
Buckjumper BR black

Accurascale have revealed decorated samples for their newly tooled range of Great Eastern Railway Class J67, J68 & J69 'Buckjumper' 0-6-0T locomotives in OO Gauge!

This exciting new range caters for this delightful Eastern region tank engine in a range of liveries, starting with an eye-catching pregrouping GER lined blue, moving through into LNER lined black and into BR ownership with two early emblem/ late crest examples.

We're sure you'll agree that these are looking very splendid indeed, and Accurascale have advised that these have now moved into production. We should expect to see these arrive with us during Q4 2024.

Please note that as the order book deadline has now closed, these models will be in short supply and could sell out prior to delivery - we highly recommend that you pre-order yours to avoid missing out.

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Product Features

Highly detailed model with many separately fitted parts including handrails, footsteps, pipework, brake rigging, lamp irons, whistle, valves and more

Accurate tooling variations including inclusion/ lack of condensing apparatus, different cabs, roofs, doorways, coal rails, tank capacities, chimneys, trip cock gear and much more!

Digital & Sound capability - NEXT-18 pin decoder socket (mounted inside smokebox behind magnetic door) - DCC Sound models feature twin sugarcube speakers in each tank

Large coreless motor with helical gearbox arranged to achieve scale top speed of 50mph

Flickering/ steady firebox glow effect (dependent on DCC fitting)

Die-cast metal chassis and boiler, target weight in the region of 260g-275g.

Fully detailed cab and bunker area with magnetically detachable cab roof + movable roof ventilator

All-wheel pickups, DCC ready with stay alive arrangement for smooth running

Fully sprung metal buffers, factory-installed pipework, and screw couplings.

Etched metal pre-painted numberplates and plaques (where applicable).

Accurate liveries including fully lined where applicable, and detailed crests/emblems.

Small, flexible neck NEM compliant coupler mounts set at correct height, with mini-tension-lock couplers.

Prototype Information

GER Buckjumper in real life
Image by Foulger Rail Photos

The GER's fleet of Holden T18 class 0-6-0T locomotives had proven successful as both shunters and on high-intensity suburban services, so Holden looked at how best to improve them. 

This resulted in the R24 class (later LNER J67) of 1890, which was near-identical to the T18s but featured a lengthened wheelbase and modified tanks. 14 batches were built until 1901, totalling 140 locos for both passenger & freight work. The S56 class (later LNER J69) was another further development of these locos with higher boiler pressure and larger tanks. 

An additional variation came under designer A.J. Hill, in the form of the C72 (later LNER J68) which was the final development of the Holden T18. 

All three classes, albeit similar, featured a wide variety of differences to suit their work and the needs of the railways at the time. 

Despite being a GER design, and most famous for use working out of London Liverpool Street, they also saw use across East Anglia, Stratford, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Scotland and even across to Liverpool, Manchester & Wrexham. 

The nickname 'Buckjumper' derived from their particularly lively ride. One example is in preservation.

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