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Accurascale Class 55 Deltic

We are pleased to take pre-orders for the soon to be released Accurascale Deltic model which has been revised and updated following feedback from the modelling community. RRRG members at the time of delivery will be eligible for a discount on the RRP as detailed below. Full payment is not required now, however you can reserve your model with a £40 deposit with the balance being due when the model is in the UK and ready for despatch from Accurascale. We estimate this will be in the first quarter of 2024. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see our dedicated shop ordering page if you are interested in pre-ordering this model. Shipping will be at cost and will be advised when your model is ready for dispatch and full payment is due. Details of the four variants available are given below; each variant is available as either DCC Ready or DCC Sound-fitted.

 RRP RRRG member price 
DCC Ready  £169.99 £153
DCC Sound £259.99 £239



Tweaks and enhancements

Accurascale is always keen to push the boundaries on any model they create to improve realism and fidelity across the hobby, and bring modellers the greatest possible replicas in miniature. However, they also listen to customer feedback from modellers and know that they can always do better and improve. Accurascale have taken all the constructive feedback received from the first Deltic production run and built it into a list of tweaks and enhancements they will now implement in the latest production batch.

Firstly, the brake chains on the bogies have been redesigned to make them more robust and a simple process to remove them to take the body off the chassis for driver fitting and routine maintenance. They will be a push fit system, meaning easy to remove and attach and no longer requiring any glue. They will still give the great detail impression of the real locomotives. 

The corner step mounting and fuel tank parts have also been revised, with stronger mountings allowing for a more robust assembly. This will prevent them coming adrift in transit and be stronger under careful handling. Nose handrails will also be improved to give them a more realistic appearance, the speaker baffle will be more secure and other gentle tweaks will ensure that the definitive Deltic is even better.

Available variants 

55004 Queens Own Highlander



Much requested is our first Haymarket-allocated TOPS blue Deltic, represented here by 55004 in 1977 condition, just after having its headcode box plated over. Notably this was one of just four members of the fleet to feature unpainted front windscreen frames during the mid to late 1970s. 
55004 BR blue 

55013 The Black Watch



Complementing 55022 from the first run is York’s 55013 in its similar special livery with silver fuel tanks, grey roof, red bufferbeams and white-painted extras, which it retained until its withdrawal in October 1981. It was repainted for the 1980 Rainhill Event, but was replaced on the bill by Tulyar.

55013 BR blue silver roof

D9018 Ballymoss



Representing the classic mid 1960s era of English Electric’s finest is D9018 in two-tone green with small yellow panel. The Finsbury Park thoroughbred is still in mostly original condition, albeit with some exhaust and radiator grille modifications and the addition of top lamp irons on the nose ends.
 D9018 two tone green

55020 Nimbus



One of just three Deltics never to receive plated headcode boxes, 55020 is also notable for retaining the mountings for the cab roof horns worn during the early 1960s. Our model is based on its 1976 condition with standard-sized domino headcodes, although alternative smaller dots will be provided. 
 55020 BR blue