New N Gauge Class 68 Liveries Announced

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New N Gauge Class 68 Liveries Announced

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Dapol are delighted to announce a new production run of N Gauge Class 68’s at the 2022 London Festival of Railway Modelling. This series of models will include a brand new livery.
 
Dapol are proposing to produce a total of five Class 68 locomotives in this production run, all to be produced DCC, DCC fitted and DCC sound. These are listed below:
 
2D-022-012 Class 68 Fearless 68016 DRS Compass
2D-022-013 Class 68 Vigilant 68018 DRS Compass
2D-022-014 Class 68 Splendid 68027 Transpennine Express
2D-022-015 Class 68 Felix 68031 Transpennine Express
2D-022-016 Class 68 Pride of the North 68006 New DRS/NTS Green
 
Specification
 
The Class 68 is our first ‘Next Generation’ Diesel model, with entirely re-designed chassis and electronics. This model reproduces all the detail and functionality of our OO gauge model (other than Halo-lights) and incorporates our new iron cored 5 pole motor offering excellent slow running and exceptional pulling power with reliability and robustness.
 
Dapol’s N Gauge Class 68 models features:
 
• Smooth running 5 pole next generation motor
• All wheel pickup All wheel drive via re-worked ‘smooth drive’ low maintenance mechanism
• Die-cast chassis
• DCC Sound ready Next-18 decoder socket (recommended 6 function decoder)
• Independent directional front/rear main lighting control
• Independent directional front/rear cab lighting control
• Main lamp and cab lighting override switches for DC users (independent front/rear control)
• Removable self-centring close coupling mechanism with NEM pockets
• Standard NEM fitting N Gauge couplers
• RP 25 wheels
• Detailed body and fittings
• Printed name plates
• Accessory bag with etched nameplates and detailed buffer beam fittings
• Clip-fit body for easy DCC fitting

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