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N Scale - Dapol - 2D-007-006 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD Class 66 - GB Railfreight - 66737

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Stock Number 2D-007-006
Original Retail Price £105.77
Manufacturer Dapol
Brand Dapol
Body Style Dapol Diesel Engine Class 66
Prototype Vehicle Locomotive, Diesel, EMD Class 66 (Details)
Road or Company Name GB Railfreight (Details)
Reporting Marks GBRf
Road or Reporting Number 66737
Paint Color(s) Blue and Orange
Print Color(s) Orange and Black
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Coupler Mount Body-Mount
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype EMD
Model Variety Class 66
Prototype Region Europe
Prototype Era UK Era 9: Privatisation (1996-2008)
Scale 1/148
DCC Readiness Ready
Years Produced 1998-2015

Model Information: Detailed body with etched grills and separately fitted handrails. Finely detailed cast wheels. 5 pole Super creep motor with huge pulling power and incredible slow running speed. All wheel drive and pick up. Directional Lights. Accessory Bag with separate optional fittings.

DCC Information: Accepts NEM 651 / NMRA 6-pin decoders.

Prototype History:
The BR Class 66 is a 2,420 kW (3,250 hp) six-axle Co'Co' diesel electric freight locomotive developed in part from the BR Class 59, for use on the railways of the UK. Since its introduction the class has been successful and has been sold to British and other European railway companies.
In Continental Europe it is marketed as the EMD Series 66 (JT42CWR).

Over four hundred and forty BR Class 66s have been produced since 1998, in various sub-classes for UK operators:
  • Class 66/0 - EWS Ordered the inital two hundred and fifty Co-Co Diesel Freight Locomotives
  • Class 66/3 - In 2008 a further five Class 66s were delivered for freight operator Fastline
  • Class 66/4 - In 2002 DRS freight operator ordered ten Class 66s, further Class 66s were ordered later
  • Class 66/5 - Freight operator Freightliner has order nearly one hundred Class 66s in small batches
  • Class 66/6 - A small group off Class 66/5s were re-geared to cope with heavy aggregate trains
  • Class 66/7 - GBRf freight operator has ordered many Class 66 since the original lease of thirty two in 2008, further orders have included low-emission types
  • Class 66/8 - The initial five Class 66/8s were previously Advenza Freight (Cotswold Rail) locomotives now running for Colas Rail. Colas Rail has also taken over a number of ex-Freightliner Class 66s.
  • Class 66/9s - A lower emission variant ordered by Freightliner.
Read more on Wikipedia: British Class 66 and EMD Class 66.

Road Name History:
GB Railfreight is a rail freight company in the United Kingdom. It is owned by EQT Partners through its subsidiary holding company Hector Rail. GB Railfreight was founded in 1999 by GB Railways. Unlike competitors DB Cargo UK and Freightliner, the company was not formed from parts of the privatised British Rail freight sectors. In April 2000, after winning an eight-year contract to operate infrastructure trains for Railtrack, GB Railfreight ordered seven Class 66 locomotives. An operator's licence was granted in July 2000. Operations commenced on 1 April 2001. In February 2002, GBRf commenced operating its first Intermodal container contract from the Port of Felixstowe for MSC Mendite. Also in 2002, GBRf began its first bulk freight contract for British Gypsum.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales. The factory where design and manufacturing take place is just over the border in England. The company is known for its model railway products in N gauge and OO gauge. Dapol's name is a play on its founders David and Pauline Boyle's names. He owned a model concern Highfield Birds & Models. In 1981 he first tried to buy the Airfix and Mainline ranges. The Dapol brand name was first used in a Railway Modeller advert of September 1983. The first Dapol wagons (for OO) were announced to become available on 20 November 1983. From 1 March 1984 ex Airfix railway kits became available.

Dapol manufactures a growing range of N gauge locomotives, coaches and wagons, and is the main competitor of Graham Farish in the British 'ready-to-run' market. Continuous improvement in model specifications has led to the introduction of 40:1 gearing in locomotive drive mechanisms, NEM couplings on all stock, and LED lighting strips for coaching stock (yellow for 'older' coaches, to represent incandescent illumination, and white for more modern coaches and EMUs to represent fluorescent fittings).

Item created by: gdm on 2018-10-10 12:10:11. Last edited by scottakoltz on 2020-05-24 19:53:52

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