Dapol N Gauge Class 59 project revived
Dapol have announced their proposed N Gauge Class 59 model has emerged from 'abeyance' and have shown CAD images of the forthcoming model.
Several years ago Dapol took the decision to put several models into abeyance, with the understanding that the models will be looked at in turn and reactivated as live projects when conditions allowed. Dapol have now confirmed that the N Gauge Class 59 was reactivated internally as an active project some time ago. "The design team have been working really hard to get this project back up to speed and we are thrilled to be able to share with you CAD images of the model."
The Class 59 is Dapol's latest 'Next Generation' Diesel model, incorporating Dapol’s re-designed chassis and electronics. This model will also incorporate the same iron cored 5 pole motor that is used in the N Gauge Class 50 and Class 68. This motor offers excellent slow running and exceptional pulling power with reliability and robustness. The features of the Dapol N Gauge CLass 59 will include:
Smooth running 5 pole next generation motor
All wheel pickup
All wheel drive via re-worked smooth drive low maintenance mechanism.
DCC Sound ready, Next-18 decoder socket (recommended 6 function decoder)
Independent directional front/rear main lighting control
Independent directional front/rear cab lighting control
Main lamp and cab lighting override switches for DC users (Independent front/rear control)
Removable self-centring close coupling mechanism with NEM pockets
Standard NEM fitting N Gauge couplers
RP 25 wheels
Detailed body and fittings
Printed name plates
Accessory bag with etched nameplates and detailed buffer beam fittings
Clip-fit body for easy DCC fitting
All Factory fitted DCC Locomotives will be fitted with Dapol’s new Imperium Next 18 decoder
Dapol are proposing to produce a total of four Class 59 locomotives in the first production run. These are listed below:
2S-005-000 Class 59 59005 Foster Yeoman silver "Kenneth J Painter"
2S-005-001 Class 59 59103 ARC "Village of Mells"
2S-005-002 Class 59 59206 DB Schenker 'John F Yeoman'
2S-005-003 Class 59 59204 National Power Blue
The recommended retail price of these models are as follows:
DCC Ready £160.00
DCC Fitted £190.00
DCC Sound Fitted £270.00
Dapol report that CADs are complete and the project has moved into the tooling room. They expect to receive first shots in autumn 2021
For more information visit the Dapol Website