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37402 "Stephen Middlemore"

SKU ACC2307-37402
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Original price $177.00 - Original price $270.00
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$177.00 - $270.00
Current price $177.00
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DCC: DCC Ready

Class 37/4 - 37402

Outshopped by Loram in February 2016, 37402 was the second member of the Direct Rail Services Class 37/4 fleet to be returned to the BR large logo scheme, after 37401 Mary Queen of Scots, which had led the way after being repaired and repainted into this iconic paint scheme by the SRPS at Bo’ness in late 2013. 37402 was released from Derby wearing non-standard numbers and with its Stephen Middlemore nameplates still in their ‘Compass’ livery position below the radiator, although these were fortunately both fixed at Kingmoor before the locomotive entered traffic a few weeks later, going straight into action on the Cumbrian Coast loco-hauled services between Preston, Barrow and Carlisle.
37402 became a regular on these popular workings and while they ended in May 2018, DRS had plenty of employment for its expanding fleet of heritage liveried Class 37/4s. This included Network Rail test, saloon and railhead treatment trains, the Greater Anglia ‘short set’ passenger services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, nuclear flask, engineers, railtours, stock moves, ‘thunderbird’, route learning and other duties. By the end of 2018 the sight of pairs of large logo 37/4s either top and tailed or working together became almost commonplace all over the network.
The detail configuration of this locomotive is identical to our other large logo ETH-fitted ‘tractor’, 37409, with the main spotting features of these DRS era machines being the revised LED tail lights, multiple working socket on the nose, toughened windscreens, cab step and door kickplates, and – for those machines that previously wore Compass branding – the plated central window on both sides of the body. Notably though, 37402 was provided with a large Eastfield ‘westie’ logo in the classic position, an embellishment never given to 37409.

  • 2018-present
  • BR Large Logo livery
  • Centre headcode nose with headlight, large LED tail lights and MW socket
  • Refurbished 'split' nose grilles
  • Nose aerial
  • Cutaway bufferbeam cowling with oval buffers
  • ETH bufferbeam configuration with ETH/air/vac/control/MW pipes
  • Toughened windscreens with as built cab layout
  • Plated bodyside windows (both sides)
  • Welded roof with plated boiler exhaust and small cab roof vent
  • Fabricated bogies
  • Boiler water tank converted to long range fuel tank
  • Late EE cantrail grilles
  • Plated bodyside water filler and associated steps
  • Optional miniature snowploughs
  • Triple cab door kickplate

                    Common Features:

                    • Highly detailed OO scale model, 1:76.2
                    • Heavy die-cast metal chassis
                    • Accurate tumbleholme, nose, cab roof and cantrail curves taken from 3D Laser scan and extensive surveys
                    • Timeframe specific details, including but not limited to;
                      • Bogies (Fabricated and three variations of Cast)
                      • Fuel tanks (As built and with later smooth-sided long range fuel tank)
                      • Early Class 37/0 features frost grille, boiler filler panel and access steps
                      • Early Class 37/0 features illuminated split headcode displays with a selection of different four-character headcodes
                      • Class 37/6 have operational WIPAC light clusters and top headlight and numerous different nose slides all including multiple working socket
                      • Three styles of buffer: large round Oleo, oval and squared oval
                      • Three styles of nose grilles: as built, refurbished ‘split’ and refurbished ‘single piece’
                      • Boiler exhaust, and two styles of plated boiler panel
                      • With or without bufferbeam skirts
                      • With or without cab roof vents and bodyside windows
                      • Nose and roof aerials and antennas (where applicable)
                      • Three styles of windscreen: standard, centre toughened and all toughened
                      • Three styles of cab interior: as built, refurbished and modern DRS locos
                      • Four bufferbeam variations with different piping configurations
                      • Door kickplates where applicable
                    • Multiple body and nose slides to accurately represent almost every member of the class, including three variations of cantrail grille: early EE (for D6700-D6704), later EE and RSH
                    • Four roof styles: Original double riveted, single riveted, welded and welded with antennas
                    • Separately applied etched metal and high fidelity plastic detail parts, including grab handles, aerials, steps, wipers, nameplates, crests and more.
                    • Etched metal door kickplates (where applicable), ‘frost’ grille (where applicable) & super fine etched metal roof grille
                    • Scale width wire handrails
                    • Turned brass roof-mounted horns on centre headcode examples
                    • Full underbody tank detail with brackets and pipework
                    • Bogies feature separate footsteps, etched footsteps, brake cylinders, speed recorder, end brake rigging and very fine brake chain
                    • Brake blocks on trucks (bogies) in line with wheels (can be moved for EM/P4 gauges)
                    • Numerous other locomotive-specific details yet to be revealed!
                    • RP25-110 profile OO gauge wheels with fine scale ‘drop in’ EM (18.2mm gauge) and P4 (18.83mm gauge) wheels available separately
                    • Accurate high-fidelity miniature snowploughs
                    • Fully sprung metal buffers, extra-fine factory-installed pipework and screw couplings
                    • Correct height mini-tension-lock couplers with NEM socket as well as a fully detailed bufferbeam
                    • Provided DCC ready [21Pin MTX Socket] or Factory DCC Sound Fitted [ESU LokSound 5]
                    • Every model includes PowerPack / Backup Power Capacitor Bank for up to ten seconds of power free running, flicker free lighting and continuous sound
                    • DCC Sound Versions include;
                      • ESU LokSound V5 DCC Chip
                      • Customised Dual-Speaker Technology with;
                        • Large accurathrash Bass Speaker
                        • Smaller 'iphone' style cube for higher frequencies
                    • High Performance traction, to include;
                      • High-quality five-pole motor with two flywheels
                      • Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running
                      • Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h)
                      • DCC ready with PowerPack Super-capacitor for uninterrupted power and super low speed running
                      • All wheel drive and all wheel pickup
                    • Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including: 
                      • Directional lighting on DC and DCC
                      • Fully functional Headlights per prototype
                      • Engine Bay Lighting (with visible Prime Mover)
                      • WIPAC light clusters where appropriate with day and night-time settings
                      • Separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, details driver’s console, auto off on movement
                      • Switchable red tail lights
                    • RP25-110 wheels OO wheels with provision for re-gauging to p4 and EM gauge
                    • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)

                      Customer Reviews

                      Based on 111 reviews
                      Andy C.
                      37 heaven

                      If you dreamt up the perfect class 37 model, this is what you'd create. Looks beautiful, sounds amazing and rins like a dream.


                      There is something really special about a large logo 37



                      Jeffrey O.
                      Incredible Fine Detail

                      Well finished, incredible detail, quality product. It came well packaged with no loose parts. I highly recommend.

                      Stephen Middlemore

                      I was fortunate enough to secure a model from the remaining stock once all orders had been fulfilled and I am thrilled I did. The model arrived promptly and had no missing parts at all. I did have a slight motor issue which was the result of a wire catching against the drive-shaft. However Simon from the support team kindly advised me what to do and within an hour the issue was resolved. I must say that the sound reproduction is fantastic and far above the quality of the competitors version. Overall I am thrilled with the model and have purchased a number of others from Accurascale as a result.

                      S. G.
                      Many 5*, yet what about the compromises?

                      The overall feeling for this model is a positive, it feels and looks like 37402 when not overanalysed.

                      I especially like the bogie chains, they are of a prototypical size and have thus far proven to be durable. Though the finesse in the bogie is taken away a little by the underscale wheels (which are of course intentional for R2 curves).

                      I appreciate with any highly detailed model, compromises must be made if you are capping the price charged. When comparing with a prototype it is clear the proportions of the cab sides are slightly out around the roof/cab side window height. This is a subtle thing, when comparing with the prototype it is noticeable that the cab side window is too high and the front cab windows are too low. This gives the appearance that the cab/roof is too short. It is only a minor niggle and for the price, you can happily accept the compromise. I am not paying for the premium accurate model here, I am paying for a mass market model that shall have to have comprises to be affordable for that market.

                      For all the hope, expectation and PR hype, the niggles to the final implementation of the model has resulted with an anticlimactic finish on delivery. For me it is another class 37 with a good modern standard of detail, but it has compromises which I am happy to accept because I haven’t had to pay too much for it. With the availability of modern appealing liveries and hopefully with a future working fan into the future, the competitive price, shall keep me ordering future releases when there are no alternatives to select.

                      The unique packaging is a nice touch and the information booklet written by Gareth an enjoyable read. Just, I worry for the excessive mass of the packing that has had a clear impact on our shared planet.

                      It goes without saying, I have been paid 200 points worth £2 by Accurascale for this review. Naturally I have been motivated to provide a review for this reward. But have compensated with my perceived reality when compared to a prototype.

                      Thanks for your review! To address some of the inaccuracies in your statements:
                      1 - the Class 37 wheels are 100% accurate and to scale
                      2 - the cab sides are 100% accurate and to scale
                      3 - the packaging is 100% recyclable, sourced ethically and designed to protect the model in transit - a job it does very well indeed!

                      The B.C.
                      Growler Heaven

                      Spot on, superb looking and sounding tractor. If you can get one you won't be disappointed, they are worth the wait!

                      Neil C.
                      Another stunning locomotive from Accurascale

                      Accurascale continue to deliver high quality locomotives and this class 37 is no exception. Incredibly well detailed, it arrived safe and sound and ran incredibly smoothly right out of the box. With other manufacturers continuing to push price boundaries ever upwards, Accurascale show yet again that they can deliver high specification models which represent, by today's standards, exceptionally good value for money and, in my opinion, eclipse the opposition.

                      D B.
                      How many is too many?

                      What is there not to like about an Accurascale large logo Class 37? When one considers the evolution of the 00 gauge Class 37 model over the years by numerous manufacturers then this Accurascale one must pretty much be the definitive version. It oozes detail which we could never have imagined would be on a ready to run model. Impressive indeed.

                      Superb Class 37

                      Excellent loco. Completely agree with other positive reviews. This is a stunning loco and will not be my last purchase of the class.

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