Accurascale shows latest ‘Deltic’ progress


The latest CAD drawing work for Accurascale’s new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 55 has been revealed by the manufacturer together with an update on the model’s delivery timescale.

Accurascale said: “Tooling of the locomotive is continuing but has taken longer than originally anticipated due to the sheer number of detail variations we are doing, which as you know, has not been attempted on the Deltic before! We also made several corrections to the CAD along the way as we want to get it 100% correct. We’re quite fussy like that! The aim was to have the models for the end of November, in time for Warley, but we will miss this deadline by a couple of months.”

The new timeline sees engineering samples due in October, decorated samples in November and delivery of the production run in March 2020.

Accurascale is producing 17 different locomotives in its first batch covering BR two-tone green, BR blue and preservation era colour schemes. Prices are set at £160 for DCC ready versions and £250 for DCC sound fitted versions. All are fitted with a 21-pin decoder socket and the sound versions use the LokSound 5 decoder.

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