Class 56 56059 EWS (Doncaster Built) By Dapol | Code: 2D-004-013 | N Gauge

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  • Class 56 56059 EWS (Doncaster Built)
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Product information

Product code 2D-004-013
Manufacturer Dapol
Product category Class 56 , Diesel/Electric Loco ,
Product scale N Gauge

Product description

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The Dapol model of Class 56 features:

  •  Detailed body with etched grills and separately fitted handrails
  •  RP25.72 darkened wheels with pin point bearings
  •  5 pole Super creep motor with controlled pulling power and incredible slow
  • running speed
  •  All wheel drive and pick up
  •  Directional lights
  •  Dapols low friction mechanism for efficient quiet running
  •  Heavy split frame chassis for excellent running and haulage qualities

The British Rail Class 56 is a type of Co-Co locomotive designed for heavy freight work and was introduced between 1976 and 1983. In all 135 Class 56s were built, the first 30 by Electroputere in Romania but due to poor quality of construction the remainder were built by BREL at their Doncaster and Crewe works. The Class 56 was considered to be a successful locomotive and had a long service life. However performance and maintenance costs savings made from the deployment of the newly imported Class 66 resulted in most of the fleet of Class 56s being decommissioned or sold on by 2006. Several Class 56s are currently preserved and some class 56s are still in service today with private rail companies hauling freight and for the occasional special service.