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TrackShack  >  N Gauge Railways >  Diesel Locos >  Diesel Locos By Class >  N Gauge Class 52 Diesel Locos >  Dapol 2D-003-005 N Gauge BR Class 52 D1072 Western Glory Blue Full Yellow Ends

Dapol 2D-003-005 N Gauge BR Class 52 D1072 Western Glory Blue Full Yellow Ends

Dapol 2D-003-005 N Gauge BR Class 52 D1072 Western Glory Blue Full Yellow Ends

Ref: GM.2D-003-005

Price: 99.50
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The finish of the Dapol 2D-003-005 N Gauge BR Class 52 D1072 Western Glory Blue Full Yellow Ends is Pristine.

Details:

DCC Type: 6 Pin Ready
Livery: BR Blue Full Yellow End
Class: 52
Era: 7 (1971 - 1982)
Wheel Configuration: Co-Co

Features:

Detailed body with etched grills and separately fitted hand rails
Darkened wheels and pin point bearings
All wheel drive
All Wheel pick up
Includes etched brass name and number plates
Directional lighting
NEM couplings
5 Pole motor for smoother operation
Includes both standard and knuckle couplings
Includes spares bag with additional detailing parts

The Class 52 diesel hydraulic locomotive was introduced by the BR Western Region in 1962 to provide high speed passenger and freight services. To achieve this the locomotive was fitted with two Maybach engines coupled with a Voith 3 speed hydraulic transmission. This had the added advantage that the locomotive could still run if one engine failed. Problems with the transmission however, meant that the locomotive experienced very high maintenance and operating costs and could only achieve the acclaimed 90MPH top speed in certain circumstances. In the end these disadvantages meant that the class was replaced by 1977 with the more efficient and faster Class 50’s and Class 143 HST’s. The classic elegant design with sweeping curves and unmistakable presence has always meant that this locomotive has been a firm favourite with Diesel aficionados.


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