New Accurascale Exclusive Class 37
Since we announced our second run of Deltics, the question we get asked most often is; "When can I order a Class 37?"
We've got our second production run waiting to announce once the first tractors arrive, and the first production run is long sold out.
Or is it?
Well, we actually have one from that first production run that we never announced. So welcome to our latest "Accurascale Exclusives" locomotive, available only direct via Accurascale; D6703 in BR Green with small yellow warning panels!
Our ‘early’ split headcode Class 37/0 with its characteristic riveted multi-part cantrail grilles proved to be one of the breakout hits of our first production run, being among the first versions to sell out. This variant represents the first five English Electric Type 3s, D6700-6704, constructed at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, between December 1960 and January 1961. However, there was one omission from the previously announced examples, with one loco glaring by its absence.
Therefore, we are very pleased to reveal the last member of this quintet, and the final release in our first production run, D6703 in British Railways green with small yellow panels. The locomotive is finished in early 1960s condition as allocated to 30A Stratford and during its glory days of passenger service on the Great Eastern main line and in charge of such iconic workings as the Liverpool-Harwich boat trains. As an extra special treat and recognising this loco's historic position as the first of the class to be named, we're including etched 'First East Anglian Regiment' nameplates that it carried for several months in mid-1963 before being removed. The plates will not be printed on the locomotive but are provided as optional accessories.
Never before produced accurately in any scale, the Accurascale model sports four-character headcode displays with etched winding gear, pre-fitted headcodes and a range of pre-cut alternatives for customers to install. Other optional parts depending on running number include nose corner grabs, boiler exhaust panel (open or plated) and boiler water tank sight glass. Other key spotting features are the double-riveted roof, bodyside water filler access door and steps, bufferbeam cowling with large round Oleo buffers, and correct early bufferbeam configuration with vacuum/steam/control piping only.
What can you expect from our Class 37s? Well be sure to check out our video outlining the finer details below!
D6703 will arrive in special presentation packaging like you have come to expect from our exclusives range and will arrive as part of "Batch 3", due for delivery in June 2023. The production run is limited to 550 pieces split between DC/DCC Ready and DCC sound, so pre-ordering is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Price? Naturally, the same great price as the rest of the range! £169.95 DC/DCC ready, £259.95 for DCC sound fitted. Pre-order yours with a £30 deposit with balance due later, pay in full now or spread the cost across 3 months using our flexible term options at no extra cost right here:
DCC Sound Fitted: https://www.accurascale.com/products/d6703-dcc-sound-fitted
(Please note that locomotive in the images provided is first decoration sample, with wrong body details specific to this loco used and with slight improvements to fit and finish made on production models you will receive)