Dapol have released images of production samples for their forthcoming N Gauge Class 59 diesel locomotive.
The Class 59 is Dapol's latest Next Generation Diesel model, incorporating Dapol’s re-designed chassis and electronics. The model will also incorporate the same iron cored 5 pole motor used in the N Gauge Class 50 and Class 68 which offers excellent slow running and exceptional pulling power with reliability and robustness.
The following liveries are planned for release:
2D-005-000 - N Gauge Class 59 Kenneth J Painter 59005 Foster Yeoman Silver
2D-005-001 - N Gauge Class 59 Class 59 Village Of Mells 59103 ARC
2D-005-002 - N Gauge Class 59 John F Yeoman 59206 DB Schenker
2D-005-003 - N Gauge Class 59 59204 National Power Blue
2D-005-004 - N Gauge Class 59 59104 Hanson Village of Great Elm
2D-005-005 - N Gauge Class 59 59001 Aggregate Industries Yeoman Endeavour
2D-005-0065 - N Gauge Class 59 Class 59 59201 EWS Vale of York
The recommended retail prices are as follows:
DCC ready: £172.80
DCC fitted: £205.20
DCC sound: £291.60
Dapol state models are now in transit to the UK and are expected in shops around the beginning of March. This may be slightly delayed due to the current complications relating to international shipping.
Rails of Sheffield are also offering 59 206 'JOHN F YEOMAN' in G&W Freightliner orange/black livery as an exclusive model.
This exclusive model can be preordered from Rails of Sheffield now.