🚆 Revolution N Gauge Class 59 In Stock Now

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Revolution produce a newly tooled range of Class 59 diesel locomotives in N gauge, with many of the first batch now in stock at Rails of Sheffield!

The full range covers the full lifespan of these privatisation pioneers including 59/0, 591 and 59/2 subtypes in a wide range of liveries.

Exclusive to Rails - In Stock Now

General Range In Stock Now

Product Features:

Next generation heavy, diecast chassis with smooth running, low friction and low geared design (weight 105g+)

Highly detailed injection moulded body with photo-etched and wire details and separate plastic parts

Lift off, easy-access central body section (as per the prototype!) to allow access to the decoder & switches

Prototype body detail variations eg headlight differences, NRN pod locations, cab handrail recesses, cab door handles, roof hatches, exhausts, and accurate chassis variation including variations in cooler pipes, lashing loops and fire extinguishers

Separate (not solid) angled struts connecting body to chassis to allow distinctive see-through appearance of prototype

Buffer beam detailing: one end super-detailed with solid air dam, air pipes and cosmetic coupler all fitted. Alternative solid air dam supplied for coupler end, and open air dam for those wishing to couple at both ends

Working accurate headlights including working marker lights. Lights switchable using easy to access microswitches or with DCC

New Next 28 (ESU E24) decoder socket – to give increased, accurate lighting functionality – please see Revolutions article/video for full details:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8EgfR-LCXk 

Fine wheels to NMRA RP25 standards

Body-mounted, kinematic close couplers with NEM coupler sockets

Prototype Information

The Class 59s are a fleet of diesel locomotives produced by EMD for three different private freight operators in the UK. They were the first privately owned diesel locomotives to operate regularly on the British mainline and also the first locos built for it in the United States.

Image by Kitmasterbloke

One member of the class temporarily worked in Germany too, but has since returned to the UK. Designed for reliability and 95% availability, the Class 59 has achieved a 99.8% level during ten years evaluated from the first four locomotives. On 26 May 1991, 59005 set the European haulage record for a single locomotive, with a stone train weighing 11,982 tonnes and 5,415 feet (1,650 m) long. Despite being superceded by the similar looking but more advanced and powerful Class 66, the Class 59s still have a place on various heavy freight workings throughout the UK.

(Information provided via Wikipedia) 

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