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Graham Farish Class 90/1 90139 BR Railfreight Distribution Sector

Code: 371-781A
  • £165.99
  • (Delivery from £3.95 )
  • RRP £194.95
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Class 90/1 90139 BR Railfreight Distribution Sector

The award winning Class 90 returns to the Graham Farish range twelve months after its grand unveiling. A pinnacle of British N scale Electric Locomotives, this model is finished as No. 90139 in BR Railfreight Distribution Sector livery.

Combining a highly accurate and detailed body shell with an authentic chassis and bogies, plus a fine reproduction of the Brecknell Willis high-speed Pantograph – the Graham Farish Class 90 captures the distinctive shape and character of the real locomotives to a tee. Add to this the impressive technical specification which includes a coreless motor with twin flywheels, all wheel drive and all wheel pickup, plus directional lights and, when used on DCC, cab lights too, and it’s easy to see why this model is the complete package.

FEATURES:

  • Pristine BR Railfreight Distribution Sector livery
  • Running No. 90139
  • Equipped with a Next18 DCC Decoder Socket – Recommend Decoder item No. 36-567B
  • Length 126mm

 

DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL:

  • Original ‘Clipped’ Buffers
  • Rubbing Plates
  • Screw Link Couplings
  • TDM Cables fitted to the Buffer Sides
  • Small Battery Charger
  • Battery Boxes and Switch with Hinged Access Panels which are Ribbed

- Era 8

- N Scale

CLASS 90 HISTORY:

Fifty Class 90 locomotives were ordered by British Rail in 1986 to replace the ageing Class 85 fleet on West Coast Main Line duties, whilst also allowing BR to cascade a number of Class 86s to East Anglia. Constructed at British Rail Engineering Limited, Crewe, the new locomotives were initially classified as 87/2s however this was soon changed to Class 90 as the design featured a completely new body-shell – although much of the technology within was shared with the Class 87s.

Construction of the 110mph rated locomotives was completed in 1990 and the fleet was split between different sectors of British Rail – 15 were allocated to InterCity services, five for Rail Express Systems (mail and parcels traffic) and the remaining 30 for Railfreight Distribution. Most of those allocated to Railfreight Distribution would later be downgraded to 75mph and reclassified as 90/1s numbered in the 901xx series following work to isolate the Electric Train Heating and push-pull equipment making them dedicated freight locos.

Upon privatisation the Class 90 fleet was split between Virgin Trains, EWS and Freightliner. By 1999 all of the Class 90/1s acquired by EWS had been converted back to 90/0s due to an increased requirement for passenger locomotives to work contracted ScotRail sleeper trains and for hire to GNER for East Coast Main Line services. Further renumbering by EWS occurred when nine locos were fitted with different brake blocks and these became Class 90/2s numbered in the 902xx series. The Freightliner locos were also converted back to their original specification in the early 2000s.

The Class 90s have carried numerous liveries including three decorated in European liveries for the Freightconnection event in 1992 which coincided with the opening of the Channel Tunnel to freight services. No. 90128 was decorated in SNCB turquoise (Belgium), No. 90129 in DB red (Germany) and No. 90130 in SNCF orange and grey (France) and each carried the name Freightconnection in their respective languages, alongside No. 90022 which was named ‘Freightconnection’ and carried Railfreight Distribution livery.

The majority of the Class have carried names whilst in service and the 90s have appeared a variety of other post-Privatisation liveries such as GNER, DB Schenker, First ScotRail, One (Anglia), Greater Anglia, National Express, DRS and Malcolm Logistics. Today, Class 90s remain in operation with Freightliner, DB Cargo UK (ex-EWS/DB Schenker) and most recently Locomotive Services which has acquired Nos. 90001 and 90002 and repainted them into InterCity Swallow livery for use on charters and excursions.

UK Delivery:

In stock items are usually despatched within 1-2 working days of ordering.

Return:

All returns must be received by us within 14 days of the date you received your order, please allow at least four days for postage. You will be required to cover the shipping and they must be returned via a traceable method – such as Royal Mail Signed For. We cannot accept responsibility for returned items until they are signed for by us.

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