Class 50 Update - First Decorated Samples

Posted by Oliver Davies on

Accurascale have shared initial images of their OO gauge Class 50 decorated samples!
The first two decorated samples to land especially for the Warley show are 50014 "Warspite" in BR Large Logo livery with black roof, and 50008 "Thunderer" in her current and rather attractive Hanson and Hall grey scheme.
As ever, fit and finish of these early samples requires some improvement, but the Accurahoover is shaping up very well indeed and it is always wonderful to reach the decorated milestone to see how paint sits on a locomotive. It also helps to show the depth to detail and mouldings. That removable roof panel needs to sit lower though, and will be addressed on the final models that will land on your layouts! The copper coloured pick ups behind the bogie frames will also be darkened on the final models, and the body will sit right on the chassis!
The Class 50 will follow in the footsteps of Accurascale's Class 31 and feature a fully operational roof fan powered by a separate motor. It also looks the part, which always helps!
Various factors have caused various delays, however they are progressing nicely and the revised delivery date for the Class 50 is now Q3 2024

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