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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.

Dapol N Gauge Class 59

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."

Dapol N Gauge Class 59

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.

  • Die-cast chassis

  • 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 N Gauge Class 59

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 N Gauge Class 59

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



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