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D9020 Nimbus

SKU ACC2170D9020
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D9020 – ‘Nimbus’

  • BR green with yellow nose panels
  • Headcode: alpha-numeric
  • Windscreen wipers: two per pane
  • Train heating: steam heat
  • Leading cab side window: present
  • Horn position: buffer beam
  • Nose front sandbox hatches: present
  • Battery compartment louvres: not fitted
  • High intensity headlight: not fitted
  • Windshield air vents: not fitted
  • Upper central lamp iron: fitted

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

Based on 70 reviews
Deltic 55 Nimbus locomotive

Really well detailed model at a very a very competitive price when compared to othe manufacturers. Very powerful it can pull 7 hornby dublo coaches with ease. Only improvement i would make if given the chance is to have a switch for cab lighting and engine room lighting to work on analogue tracks. Also it would be helpful to know the PIN number that turns on cab and engine room lights on the blanking chip. All in all really satisfied with my purchase. Great service all around with such quick delivery a really easy and smooth transaction.

John McAlinden

Excellent performance and quality of finish straight out of the box. Yes, some of the tiny detail fixings were not secured to the loco' but hardly a problem. Supporting literature including web based guidance more than adequate. My second purchase, D9009 Alycidon, unfortunately failed after one month's intensive use but excellent after sales service attending to that.

Syd Young
Definitely Looks the Part

I've never bought a model Deltic before because I was never happy with how they looked; there was just something not quite right. The moment I saw the CADs for the Accurascale version, I could tell this was going to be the business and I duly pre-ordered D9020 NIMBUS. Having now received it, there are plusses and minuses, but I really can't fault the overall look of it, it really is a stunning model.

Unfortunately my first experience of it after receiving it wasn't great. It had been "delivered" on a day we were away. I got an e-mail from DHL informing me it had been delivered and accepted by me in person. Upon returning home the next day, the first thing I saw was the box several yards down our concrete driveway, having been hurled over our seven-foot wrought iron gates. Fortunately it hadn't rained! I actually got out the car feeling sick (and very angry!) Upon opening it, apart from some impact damage to the actual box, the contents seemed to be ok. On closer inspection, I discovered three of the brake chains and three of the footsteps had come away. One of the valves underneath the fuel tank had also broken off.

I gave it a run and it performed flawlessly. I'm old school DC, so all I really need it to do is go backwards and forwards, which it does very smoothly, even at low speeds. I fitted all the bufferbeam detail with no issues, although the loco arrived with the wrong bufferbeam at each end.

So, to the fine detailed bits which had broken off. These really are not easy to fix. The chains, to be quite frank are a complete pain to attach. Two of them have now come away more than once and I'm considering abandoning them altogether. I've got to the point where I'm really reluctant to handle the loco at all. My crew arrived today and I really don't relish taking the loco apart to install them. If I do, I suspect the chains will stay off.

In conclusion, this really is a superb model, no question and overall I'm very happy with it. Does such intricate detail on an OO gauge model make for a practical runner on a layout, or is it best left as a static exhibit in a display case? I'm not sure to be honest, which is why I've given it four stars instead of five, but I think Accurascale should be applauded for going to some considerable effort in producing what in my view, is the ultimate model of a Deltic.

David Finch
Nimbus - Worth Waiting for... and Almost Perfect!

First off - this was a locomotive worth waiting for. At first look, this is a stunning reproduction in miniature of a famous class. The detail is exquisite, it has a visually silent mechanism that is powerful and responsive. The weight is impressive, and though I have not yet been able to put it through its paces on the main line, it certainly feels it could pull anything hung behind it. The sound system was similarly impressive, with a full suite of beautifully captured effects in the project. The two-tone livery was beautifully applied, and the set of etched plates lovely to see. The packing was impressive as well, the locomotive nestled in its protective ice tray, foam lined box and plastic sleeve. But when I opened the box and released the model, I found a myriad of small detail parts had been detached, including the bogie chains on bth sides of the loco, front corner steps at both ends and the hatch hiding the decoder missing the set of magnets, leaving it loose in the box. This was all the more surprising since the packaging was so good. Even as I examined it, more detail parts that seemed poorly glued detached themselves. I will be required to find, relocate and reglue all the stray items I can find before the loco can be run in on the layout.
So 10/10 on looks, performance and detail, 6/10 on fit and finish

Roger Simmons
Big and heavy

Fantastic model. Beautiful presentation, first deltic with correct shaped nose and windows. Ultimate level of detail. Two downsides. 1) Are the wheels too small? There has to be a compromise somewhere and you don't really see the wheels, the sit and ride is spot on. Still this is the one area that Bachmann scores higher (needs user to adjust ride height though). 2) The box! It's 0 gauge! Actually this does become a problem, they need to be stored somewhere. (surely a Dapol sized 00 box is OK, or is that why bits fall off in transit?) Also big and heavy does push up the shipping weight for airmail to distant places. My deltic has already travelled about 20,000 miles to get to NZ from China via Ireland! Looking forward to the next one, and please keep the pricing keen if you can, train purchase is getting quite selective for some of us these days. Well done and worth the wait.

Ted Wentz

Beautiful model. Great sounds.
Product manual lacking in important information.

Robin Peel
Lovely model

Very happy that both my Deltics made it to Seattle safely - and quickly (less than 48hrs in transit). D9020 "Nimbus" in green looks great - the detail - as many have said - is outrageous. It all survived the journey ... except for one front step (my other arrived in perfect condition). Still awaiting a long run on a friends basement-sized HO layout. A remarkable model at a very fair price.

Gary Stewart
Superb Locomotive

Very impressed with the look and shape of the locomotive, and level of detail is superb. the livery is applied immaculately, and the loco works perfectly out of the box. The sound system is also impressive, capturing the Napier tone perfectly. Sadly another example with a footstep broken off in transit, they do seem to be rather delicate, but otherwise the loco is in perfect condition.

Extremely pleased with this model, such great value also.

This is my replacement Nimbus as the first had an issue with a coupler, but Accurascale were really helpful and changed it without issue straight away, I cannot believe the amount of detail on these models and the sound is amazing, I am not hesitating buying again from AS, in fact I have three more Locos on order and a rake of coaches.

Peter Godley
Accurascale Deltic

Rather than a specific review of D9020, I'm sharing my views on the Accurascale Deltics in general as I ordered 7 in total. Overall, I'm very pleased with the models- the attention to locomotive specific accuracy is first class, not just to rather obvious things (though the first time on a model of a Deltic) like the absence or inclusion of additional grills above the nameplates or correct bogies, but even down to nos. 19,20 & 21 having the remains of fixings for the roof mounted horns they carried when first delivered. The number of fine and separately fitted details is astonishing given that the price is very competitive compared to other manufacturers. This detail, however, can be a problem in that some can become easily dislodged in transit. All seven of my models had at least one part broken off and some had several. Nothing I haven't been able to fix myself with a good illuminated magnifier and a steady hand! Overall, I'd say that these models are amongst the best I have even bearing in mind the small amount of repairing necessary. Well done Accurascale and I look forward to my pre-ordered class 37s, 31s and Manors.