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Accurascale Class 31 31276 Limited Edition-DCC sound fitted

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Accurascale Class 31 31276 Calder Hall Power Station limited edition, £269.99

With delivery expected in early 2024, secure your PRE ORDER with a £10 Deposit (non-refundable). When the model is available the Customer Services team will contact you for the Remaining Balance of £259.99.

Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited-edition model of one of only two named Coal Sector Class 31s – 31276 Calder Hall Power Station from Accurascale.

This limited-edition model will be restricted to 150 DCC sound fitted units only. The model will use Accurascale’s brand-new tooling for the Brush-built A1A-A1A Class 31s which is currently at the decorated sample stage before progressing to production for release this summer.

Our limited edition of 31276 will be the only Railfreight triple grey liveried Class 31 in the first production run of Accurascale’s new model.

The real 31276 was completed at Brush Traction, Loughborough, on July 13 1961 and numbered D5806. It was works number 307 and entered service at Sheffield Darnall shed (41A). It spent the 1960s allocated around the Sheffield area including periods at Tinsley and Wath depots, but moved to the Nottingham Division briefly in 1972 before returning to Tinsley the same year. Its final allocation was to Thornaby from 1987 until withdrawal on February 11 2000.

31276 was an early repaint into the Railfreight triple grey livery in December 1988 when it also gained Coal Sector branding. It was repainted at Vic Berry’s and had a black centre door as well as centrally mounted high intensity lights on each cab front. The locomotive carried the Calder Hall Power Station nameplate from November 30 1988 until April 30 1992 when the name was transferred to 31130. The locomotive retained Coal Sector livery until withdrawal in 2000 with its duties including nuclear fuel trains, engineering movements and even passenger workings on the North Wales Coast around 1992.

The specification for the Key Publishing limited edition will see 31276 delivered in Railfreight Coal Sector livery with centrally mounted high-intensity lights on each cab front. Etched metal nameplates will be included with the model, but will not be fitted to allow modellers to choose whether their model represents 31276 before or after April 30 1992.

Mechanically the Accurascale produced Class 31 will feature a die-cast chassis and injection moulded body, wire handrails, etched metal and plastic detail parts, sprung buffers, a 21-pin DCC decoder socket, helical cut gears for maximum performance and slow speed running, and gearing for a scale top speed of 90mph. See the full specification below.

 Accurascale Class 31 specification

Class 31 Common Features

Highly-detailed ‘OO’ gauge model, 1:76.2 scale on 16.5mm track

Minimum radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)

Heavy die-cast metal chassis

One truck (bogie) styles with separate footsteps, brake cylinders, speed recorder and end brake rigging

RP25-110 profile ‘OO’ gauge wheels

Brake blocks on bogies in line with wheels

Scale width wire handrails

Etched metal/plastic detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers and more

Etched metal roof grille

Etched metal pre-painted nameplates, plaques and arrows (if applicable)

Accurate high-fidelity miniature snowploughs, chassis fitted

Full underbody battery box/air tank detail with pipework

Extra cab front details for Network Rail locomotives

Fully sprung buffers, multiple pipework variations and screw couplings

Kinetic NEM coupler mounts at correct height with mini-tension-lock couplers

 Deluxe features

All models feature a fully working, scale speed roof fan, that will run on DC and DCC. On DCC control, the fan speed is fully programmed to simulate accurate motion

All models feature PowerPack supercapacitor Stay-Alive system for uninterrupted power and flicker free lighting and uninterruptible sound (works on DCC)

 DCC features

DCC ready (21-Pin MTX Socket)

Factory-Installed DCC Sound available with ESU LokSound V5 fitted with large EM2 style speaker and sugar cube style speaker, with large sound capsules for best possible sound (DCC Sound models only)

Wheel flange squeal sensor on DCC sound fitted locomotives for automatic flange squeal on sound programme

 High performance traction features

High quality five-pole motor with two large flywheels

Helical gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running

Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale top speed of 90mph (145km/h)

Outer axles on bogies are driven (sprung dummy centre axle) and all wheel pickup

 Fully detailed lighting pack features

Directional lighting, DC and DCC

Lighting clusters with appropriate day and night-time settings

Switchable red and white marker lights (red can be switched individual lights or both on)

Separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, driver’s desk with auto/off on movement

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