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
Well finished, incredible detail, quality product. It came well packaged with no loose parts. I highly recommend.
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.
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!
Spot on, superb looking and sounding tractor. If you can get one you won't be disappointed, they are worth the wait!
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.
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.
Excellent loco. Completely agree with other positive reviews. This is a stunning loco and will not be my last purchase of the class.