We are pleased to share images of our forthcoming exclusive Accurascale OO gauge Class 92 locomotive.
Class 92 015 'Yiwu-London Train' DB Schenker Electric Locomotive
"The Silk Road Train" The locomotive operated the first China ‘Silk Road’ – UK freight train via HS1 into Barking Freight Terminal in January 2017. The locomotive still operates freights via HS1 and through the Channel Tunnel in this livery today.
They are shaping up very well indeed. with huge amounts of detail and accurate livery application.
Of course, there are always improvements that can be made at each step of the development process, and whilst the decorated samples look very well overall there are tweaks that need to be carried out. This centres around the glazing and the distinctive "polo mints" Channel Tunnel logos which are such a feature of the real locomotives. We are also keen to tweak some of the small warning labels to ensure they pop on the models. There are also some positioning of names and logos which need minor tweaking.
With these tweaks already underway we can now firm up production details. Unfortunately COVID19 stoppages have already delayed production of these models and many more for all manufacturers due to the resulting labour and raw material shortages. This resulted in a delay in us receiving the decorated samples for assessment before we could sign off for production.
The legacy of the pandemic is still being felt, with a backlog of projects which are being made by smaller workforces due to social distancing protocols and recruitment difficulties as freedom of movement was restricted for migrating assembly workers. As a result the 92 will begin production in the coming weeks and is now slated for delivery in Q3 2022. We apologise for this delay, but it is something completely out of anyone's control and reflective of the whole manufacturing industry as we begin to emerge from the pandemic restrictions.