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55018 Ballymoss

SKU ACC2168D9018
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$165.00
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55018 – ‘Ballymoss’

  • BR blue with white trim
  • Headcode: plated over
  • Windscreen wipers: two per pane
  • Train heating: ETH
  • Leading cab side window: plated over
  • Horn position: top of nose
  • Nose front sandbox hatches: plated over
  • Battery compartment louvres: present
  • High intensity headlight: not fitted
  • Windshield air vents: present
  • Upper central lamp iron: fitted
  • Bogies: cast

Common Features:

  • Highly detailed OO scale model, 1:76.2
  • Die-cast Alloy metal chassis
  • Provided DCC ready [21Pin MTX Socket] or Factory DCC Sound Fitted
  • Timeframe specific details, including but not limited to;
    • Bogies (Cast and Fabricated)
    • Horn positions
    • Exhaust ports
    • Headcode panels
    • Windscreen wipers
    • Cab side windows
    • Sandbox hatches
    • Louvres
    • Headlights
    • Cab air vents
    • Train heating equipment
    • Lamp irons
    • Shed codes
  • Separately applied etched metal and high fidelity plastic detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers, nameplates, crests and more.
  • Correct height mini-tension-lock couplers with NEM socket as well as a fully detailed bufferbeam
  • High Performance traction, to include;
    • 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 120 mph (193 km/h)
    • DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
    • All wheel drive and all wheel pickup
  • Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including:
    • Directional lighting, DC and DCC
    • Marker lights can be turned off when train is coupled to loco
    • High intensity headlight function where applicable
    • Separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, details driver’s console, auto off on movement
    • Engine bay lighting
  • RP25-110 wheels OO wheels with provision for re-gauging to p4 and EM gauge
  • Two quality speakers with large sound capsules for best possible sound (*on sound fitted models)
  • Fully sprung metal buffers
  • Extra fine factory-fitted pipework
Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)

Customer Reviews

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John Spencer
Class 55 Deltic Ballymoss - The Ultimate Deltic model

This model is an outstanding work of art. The shape, the fitted details, the colours, the working features, the sound, the smooth running and haulage power are all breath taking.

You feel the weight as soon as you lift her out of the box, then you see all the details both inside and out.. we are spoilt for choice with lighting options, almost as if each diode has its own switch. The sound is the sharpest on any of my sound fitted locos, as for grunt, she needs space to run, she will pull a house down and thanks to its flywheels and stay alives, she won’t stop suddenly on dead piece of track (or work surface if the track runs out!).

A model of this quality, needs a respectful owner. She copes with my track very well, but obviously she won’t be suited to loose fitted track on a carpet!
The bogies are scale width for EM/P4 conversion. As I do mainly southern in OO, I did find the guard irons catching on the 3rd rail (you can either trim them back a mm or avoid sections with 3rd rail).
One surprise are the separately fitted hand brake chains between the bogies and loco body. I had one drop off (they are detachable to remove the body) and I found a missing piece 4 days later stuck in a point frog! I reenforced these attachments on the body with diluted wood glue (to ensure the body can still be removed if required).

Of course an excellent loco comes with excellent support. Accurascale are second to none here, they are professional end to end.

My only slight gripe is the box it comes in. It is huge. Granted this helps to ensures the model arrives in excellent condition. The down side is my storage boxes can only hold 6 of them vs 20 of the big players. But that is really a small pathetic issue to complain about!

Overall we finally have a model that makes you feel like you are standing next to the prototype in miniature form. Both stationary and when underway blasting sound.

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Graham Williams
Epitome of a Deltic

I received my model of Finsbury Park Deltic "Ballymoss", together with three green Deltics, last week. I was very impressed with the detail and finish of the models. These models really capture the character of the Deltic locomotives, a class I became aquainted with in service on a visit to England in 1980 and in preservation on subsequent visits. I would certainly like more if there is to be further batch produced ("Alycidon" and "The Green Howards" would be rather nice).
I was surprised at the generous size of the model's box, however. The size of the shipping carton when delivered (containing four deltics) momentarily made me think I might have been sent a 12 inch to one foot scale Deltic in error.
In summary I am very pleased with the models and look forward to further Accurascale locos and rolling stock.

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John Longbottom
Modelling reality

First comment on packaging - the box is too big for the model - not quite sure why there is extra around the model - a smaller box could have done. The model itself is truely a masterpiece and as long as you do not touch it then everying would be fine but we are using these models in working environments and the delicate nature of the model can give problems. When I opened the box there was one piece detached and the next day after working with the model I found another piece had detached itself and strangely enough it was exactly the same that I found in the box - I have searched for breaks all over the model but cannot find where these parts go!!. The instructions are second to none. I removed the body to fit a crew and in doing so detached the chains - they were easy to take off but absolutely impossible to re-attach. The chains would have been better attched to the chassis and not the body. Three hours later with the aid of superglue they were re-positioned. The sound file is super but as noted by Holly Rushton I could not use all of the sound profle with Railmaster so will have to find a work around. The shunt/slow speed of the model is some of the best I have seen. Also buffer detailing was made some much easier with the instructions laid out and the gaps to fit the details were perfect which is more then I can say for other manufacturers where worst scenario I have to take a drill to the bufferbeam to make the holes bigger. Having said that, I do not understand why end 1 was not detailed at th factory (as with Heljan) . Well, I suppose you cannot better the model but if the user is expected to take off the body from the chassis then one could improve certain aspects to minimise the breakages or re-fitting

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Patrick Conboy

55018 Ballymoss

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Martin Shaw
3 Deltics I Purchased

Well as I expected these Deltics were absolutely amazing
They traveled to my location over 7000 miles. Two arrived in perfect condition however one of them one of the chains had detached .
If I had one gripe these models are becoming far too detailed and each company is trying to outdo the other
As the name suggests it’s accurascale!

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Holly Ruston
Finsbury Park's 55018 Ballymoss

As Julie Andrews said, "Let's start at the very beginning". Being greeted by the sheer bulk of the outer packaging assured me that something special was contained within; I was not to be disappointed. Upon removal of the lid, and discovering the plethora of paperwork confirmed that much attention to detail had gone into this product. Finally removing the inner clamshell packaging revealed the beauty that is the beast of a Deltic. With a slightly shaky hands and kid gloves, I freed 55018 carefully (after hearing horror stories from people breaking bits off) from the clamshell. One small item (as yet to be identified had come adrift, and upon closer examination, other small issues became apparent. At Number 1 end, one of the etched window surrounds had started to lift away. A bogie chain too was swinging freely from the bogie (having become detached from the body), and the blue pipework above the tanks had sprung free from the anchorage at one end. One final cosmetic issue was a smear of blue on the white window surround above the Secondman's side window at Number 1 end. Given the level of detail that these locomotives have, it's to be expected that some small problems would come up. Next up was a 30 minute run in each direction on the rolling road, (the sound being left off at this point to enable any running issues to be clearly heard). Running at half throttle had me believing that the level of realism was "above and beyond" when I noticed a passable "wheel flat" thud coming from the outer wheel set at Number 2 end, (a quick study of t'interweb uncovered the fact that I am not alone with this phenomenon). It transpires that paint has some how managed to blob onto a wheel tread, giving the "wheel flat" effect. As undesirable in model form as it would be on the 12 inch to 1 ft scale version, I've added it to the list of tweaks required. As my Digitrax controller only offers 28 functions, 2 of the sound files were inoperable. Given the fact that 55018 was never fitted with Wipac lighting, I removed the two Wipac functions from the equation, and used the now vacant function idents to relocate F29 and F30 to usable F21 and F22 (I think, as the loco has been put away again until I have more free time available). Overall impressions of the sound files was good, although an annoying vibration (again mentioned by others) manifested itself. Another job to do, but that will wait until I have to lift the body off to fit the Accurascale loco crew.
In summary, as a Delticphile for well over 40 years, I'm happy with the overall product. Was it reasonably priced at £250 for the Sound Fitted version? Given that a new ESU V5 with a Legomanbiffo upload can cost up to 130 quid, and the speaker set up could add another 20 on top of that, you're getting a quality, highly detailed loco for around the £100 mark. In my book, it's a bargain. I still have 55005 and 55011 to open and inspect, so seriously hoping that the other 2 locos have nothing more serious than the small faults that I have identified on Ballymoss.
To close; If you're a Deltic nut (like myself), the Accurascale Class 55 is an absolute must. If you're simply looking for the "King Of The Diesels". for little Johnny to run on his train set, go for one of the examples from the other manufacturers; they're cheaper and will withstand rough handling far better.
Accurascale has set the bar very high with this model, and their Class 55 Deltic locomotive truly is THE KING OF KINGS!

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Carl Watson
Excellent Model

You've achieved what you set out to do in my opinion...the best Deltic model ever!
Detail and performance are both excellent.
Only downside for me was a few loose bits in the packaging when the model arrived, and two loose chains, which were a real pain to re-attach....in fact, one was removed altogether to get the model to run...will have to re-attach later.
Support during these issues was 5* with very quick response and determination to help wherever possible. Not everything goes 100% all the time so it's great to know the support is there should you need it.
Nice one guys, bring on the 37s, 31s and Manors!

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Godfrey Glyn
Bally Great

This was one of my favourites when I lived in the North East and which I saw many times pulling into Top Bank. This, like all the latest Deltic releases, is a ground breaking model which creates a new standard for a model in OO. I am sure many people will be looking forward to the next run of these locos and at this price it is fantastic value. The only negative comment I can make relates to the chains, one fell off and I found it impossible to refit it without breaking it. Great support from the website though so full marks to Accurascale for your customer service. Looking forward to anything you produce in the future if it can match the quality and the value for money. Congratulations!

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Derek Meller
Beautiful Piece of Modelling

There's not a lot more i can say that hasn't been said before in the press and by others. The model is quite simply superb. Looks are fantastic, detail that really fills you with a sense that this was made by people who really care, and it gives genuine delight discovering all the little extra bits of detail. The weight means it has no trouble pulling any load. Had 10 on and it had no problem on inclines. I'd also add that it was really good value for money and well worth the wait.

Only bad mark from me, is that it keeps derailing. Maybe it's the back to backs but it does keep falling off where nothing else does. I'm sure i'll get to the bottom of it and then it can be fully unleashed. (This may be a sign of modelling to come , as Bachmann mk2 a/c coaches seem to hit platform edges that were previously fine. Going to have to up my game)

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Alastair Mccallum
Ballymoss

The long awaited deltic, does not disappoint! Great model, great weight and superb detail. Unfortunately I just missed the DCC sound version. Great job. Keep up the good work.