Dapol have produced an all-new model of the Class 50 in N gauge. This highly anticipated 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. The models feature:
2D-002-000 - D406 in BR blue - unrefurbished - £123.21
2D-002-000D - D406 in BR blue - unrefurbished - DCC fitted - £144.95
2D-002-000S - D406 in BR blue - unrefurbished - DCC sound fitted - £242.21
2D-002-001 - 50043 in BR blue - unrefurbished - £123.21
2D-002-001D - 50043 in BR blue - unrefurbished - DCC fitted - £144.95
2D-002-001S - 50043 in BR blue - unrefurbished - DCC sound fitted - £242.21
2D-002-003 - 50037 "Illustrious" in original Network SouthEast livery - £123.21
2D-002-003D - 50037 "Illustrious" in original Network SouthEast livery - DCC Fitted - £144.95
2D-002-003S - 50037 "Illustrious" in original Network SouthEast livery - DCC Sound Fitted - £242.21
50049 at Kidderminster on the Severn Valley Railway in 2017. © Hugh Llewelyn.
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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