Dapol produce a model of the Class 50 in N gauge. This model showcases the iconic class in four different liveries and in both refurbished and unrefurbished conditions. This is a "next generation" model from Dapol, with their latest chassis and drivetrain. A new batch has been announced for release in Q3 2021, covering some new liveries.
Dapol's Class 50 features:
2D-002-000 - D406 in BR blue - unrefurbished - £123.21
2D-002-000D - D406 in BR blue - unrefurbished - Digital fitted - £144.95
Expected: Q3 2021
The images below show decorated samples which may be subject to change prior to release.
2D-002-005 - 50149 'Defiance' in BR Railfreight General sector triple grey - £131.92
2D-002-005D - 50149 'Defiance' in BR Railfreight General sector triple grey - Digital fitted - £158.31
2D-002-006 - 50046 'Ajax' in BR large logo blue - £131.92
2D-002-006D - 50046 'Ajax' in BR large logo blue - Digital fitted - £158.31
2D-002-007 - 50018 'Resolution' in revised Network SouthEast livery - £131.92
2D-002-007D - 50018 'Resolution' in revised Network SouthEast livery - Digital fitted - £158.31
50046 at Birmingham New Street. ©Phil Sangwell
The Class 50 was built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry between 1967 and 1968. A total of 50 were built and were employed hauling express passenger services along the unelectrified northern section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland. Post-electrification, the locomotives were moved to the South-West of England. They received the nickname "Hoovers", due to the distinctive sound of their dynamic braking system. The class was steadily retired in the 1980s and 1990s as second generation DMUs took over their services. However, a few examples of the class recently returned to service in the late 2010s with GBRf.
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
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