Class 66 - GBRF BR Green 'Evening Star' - 66779 - DCC Sound Fitted
Drawing the production line to a close after 18 years and many hundreds of locomotives was 66779. This locomotive was specially finished in British Railways lined green it was to be named “Evening Star”. The loco also carried commemorative bells above the cab windows and a plaque denoting its significance in the Class 66 story. Its appearance reflected that of BR class 9F 92220, Evening Star which famously brought the curtain down for steam production for British Railways. In an unveiling ceremony at York on the 10th May 2016, GBRf CEO, John Smith promised the locomotive to the National Railway Museum when it reaches the end of its expected service life. Still carrying its special BR lined green livery it can be seen working across the country on all manner of GBRf workings.
Our Class 66 model is based on the award winning ‘accura-standard’ platform, with all-wheel powered six-axle bogies, a powerful twin flywheel fitted motor and market leading electronics package.
Highly detailed OO scale model, 1:76.2 scale
Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)
Die-cast metal chassis.
RP25-110 profile OO wheels
Separately applied etched metal/plastic detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers, etc.
Scale width wire handrails
Full underframe tank detail with brackets and pipework
Fully sprung buffers, factory-fitted pipework and screw couplings (for display)
Dummy knuckle couplers fitted where relevant
Kinetic NEM coupler mounts at correct height and mini-tension-lock couplers
“Easi-mag” lift off roof panel to access the decoder and DC light switches
PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
Customised Dual-Speaker Technology with large ‘Accurathrash’ Style Bass Speaker and smaller 'iphone' style cube for higher frequencies (on DCC Sound-fitted models only)
Hall sensor for flange squeal effect (on DCC Sound-fitted models only)
DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
DCC ready [21-Pin MTX Socket] or Factory-Fitted DCC Sound options
High Performance Traction features
Five-Pole motor with two flywheels
Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve minimum scale top speed of 75 mph (120kph)
All wheel drive and all wheel pickup
Fully detailed Lighting Pack features
Directional lighting, DC and DCC
Switchable Red and white marker lights with day/night options
Separately switched cab lighting, auto/off on movement