🚆Dapol OO Class 73s Now up to 53% off!

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Extreme discounts now available across a range of Dapol's detailed OO gauge Class 73 'Electrodiesel' locomotives. A wide selection of models are included in this promotion with prices now available at less than half off RRP!

These models are only available while stocks last and likely will never be this cheap again, so act now to bring home an incredible bargain.

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Product Features

Finely moulded body with etched grilles

Cast wheels in the appropriate colour to match livery

Sprung buffers

All wheel pick up and drive

Cab lighting and directional lighting

Coreless motor for smoother operation

NEM Coupling pockets

Twin brass fly wheels

Includes spares bag with additional detailing parts

Prototype Information

The Class 73s are highly unusual electro-diesel locomotives built between 1962 and 1967, that can operate either from an on-board 600hp diesel engine or from 650/ 750V DC third-rail. Until the introduction of the Class 88, the 73s were unique in their electro-diesel functionality following the withdrawal of the Class 74.

Image by Phil Richards

They produce significantly more power when on third-rail, so rarely leave the Southern regions - however, some are currently used on the Caledonian Sleeper service in Scotland. Later in life, some were converted to the 73/9 subclass which provided them with the AAR system for multiple working as well as new engines. Many are still in service to this day, whilst eight have been preserved.

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