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A First Look At Our Class 89

A First Look At Our Class 89

Okay folks! After some teasing and an unveiling at the Warley show over the weekend, it's time to drop our badger on the internet.

We're just catching our breath after an extremely busy 2022 Warley show, but every time we look at this sample it is taken away again! 

The 2022 Warley Model Railway Show at the NEC, Birmingham saw the unveiling of the first engineering prototype (EP) sample of our forthcoming  Class 89 locomotive in 00 gauge, an exclusive edition model in association with Rails of Sheffield.

 

Announced in late June of 2022, the unique design and mouth-watering specification of this special edition locomotive has captured the imagination of modellers, with a large volume of pre-orders being placed on announcement, and samples on both the Rails of Sheffield and Accurascale stands drawing much favourable comment and admiration.

Both samples arrived early last week in time for the Warley show, and this week our design team will now run the rule over the samples, ensuring that the model delivers on the highest standards of quality and fidelity demanded by both Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield for our exclusive models.

Initial impressions are very favourable, with a crispness to the mouldings which can be seen around the bogies in particular, along with some beautiful detail touches on the front, underframe and of course the pantograph well. Any tweaks will be fed back to the factory and rectified ahead of decorated samples due in early 2023. The project remains on schedule too, with delivery still anticipated for Q3 of 2023.

Orders can be secured via the Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield websites for just a £30 deposit, with prices for the DCC Ready version priced at £229.99, and the DCC sound ESU Loksound 5 fitted models £329.99, reflecting the limited nature of this very special release.

 

When ordering direct with us you can also select to pay a deposit and then the balance when the locomotives arrive in stock, or easy installments over six months at no extra cost! These buttons will appear in your cart ahead of check out.

Pre-ordering is now open on both websites. Click here to order direct or order via Rails www.railsofsheffield.com

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