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Class 66 - GBRF BR Green 'Evening Star' - 66779

SKU ACC2637
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Drawing the production line to a close after 18 years and many hundreds of locomotives was 66779. This locomotive was specially finished in British Railways lined green it was to be named “Evening Star”. The loco also carried commemorative bells above the cab windows and a plaque denoting its significance in the Class 66 story. Its appearance reflected that of BR class 9F 92220, Evening Star which famously brought the curtain down for steam production for British Railways. In an unveiling ceremony at York on the 10th May 2016, GBRf CEO, John Smith promised the locomotive to the National Railway Museum when it reaches the end of its expected service life. Still carrying its special BR lined green livery it can be seen working across the country on all manner of GBRf workings.

Our Class 66 model is based on the award winning ‘accura-standard’ platform, with all-wheel powered six-axle bogies, a powerful twin flywheel fitted motor and market leading electronics package.

Specification

Highly detailed OO scale model, 1:76.2 scale

  • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)
  • Die-cast metal chassis.
  • RP25-110 profile OO wheels
  • Separately applied etched metal/plastic detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers, etc.
  • Scale width wire handrails
  • Full underframe tank detail with brackets and pipework
  • Fully sprung buffers, factory-fitted pipework and screw couplings (for display)
  • Dummy knuckle couplers fitted where relevant
  • Kinetic NEM coupler mounts at correct height and mini-tension-lock couplers
  • “Easi-mag” lift off roof panel to access the decoder and DC light switches

Deluxe Features

  • PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
  • Customised Dual-Speaker Technology with large ‘Accurathrash’ Style Bass Speaker and smaller 'iphone' style cube for higher frequencies (on DCC Sound-fitted models only)
  • Hall sensor for flange squeal effect (on DCC Sound-fitted models only)


DCC Features

  • DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
  • DCC ready [21-Pin MTX Socket] or factory-fitted with Original ESU LokSound 5 Decoder options

High Performance Traction features

  • Five-Pole motor with two flywheels
  • Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve minimum scale top speed of 75 mph (120kph)
  • All wheel drive and all wheel pickup

    Fully detailed Lighting Pack features
  • Directional lighting, DC and DCC
  • Switchable Red and white marker lights with day/night options
  • Separately switched cab lighting, auto/off on movement

Customer Reviews

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G
Graham
Another perfect model

Absolute perfection. A superb model in every way. If only all model locomotives were like this!

A
Alex

Brilliant

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Mike C.
What a STAR!

Fabulous Evening from the Accurascale boys yet again!
Previous 'other' versions were good, this is much better and i look forward to the 66 being a mainstay of the Accurascale fleet for many a year to come.

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Mark A.
Superb Class 66!

I love my Hattons Class 66’s but Accurascale have refined this model to perfection! Details, coupling heights (for Kadee) are perfect and very smooth running motor makes for a flawless model. I want to buy more if they do another run and I highly recommend this loco to anyone!
Keep up the great work Accurascale - I’m now looking forward to the Class 60

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Nick R.
66779

Nothing short of greatness by Accurascale.

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David H.

One of the best 66’s I own

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Kevin G.
Another excellent model from Accurascale

As a dyed-in-the-wool 1970s/80s era modeller, it takes something rather special to tempt me into a "current operations" model. In spite of this I had already added a Hattons shed to my stud, this being 66789. I had no thought of adding another until the announcement that Accurascale were taking over and improving the tooling. I was keen on 779 as like 789 this was a loco which seemed to be following me about at one time. I missed out when orders were first announced, but when I noticed that a few "spares" were available I quickly snapped one up. The model certainly lives up to expectations, having moved on from the already excellent Hattons Originals model. The only criticisms are the front handrail being plastic and easily deformed, and the headlight setting. All photos I have seen show that 779 has (or at least had as built) the conventional arrangement where only the secondman's headlight is illuminated in daylight, the driver's side headlight being illuminated after dark. Photos show that some locos, notably 66415, have run with all lights working together but as built I an fairly sure that this was not the case for this loco.

The other criticism is not of the model but of the packaging. The usual giant bubble packing was present around the loco except at the base of the box, which was touching the outer card of the parcel. Fortunately, and testament to the inner packaging, my model arrived in perfect condition, but perhaps the packing staff should be reminded that packing should surround the model on all six sides.

That apart, another excellent model which runs superbly on my DC controller and really captures the look of this unique loco.

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Gary S.
66779

Great detail smooth runner
Fantastic value cannot wait to receive 55013 and 89001

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Matthew W.
Incredible

Stunning model
Amazing detail
10 out of 10 from me

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John A.
Class 66

What a great model, all the issues from the previous maker have been put to bed. Love the new access for decoder fitting. Can't find a fault with it.

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