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Hornby – RailRoad Plus Hanson, Class 59, Co-Co, 59101 (R30070) OO Gauge

SKU: R30070

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The Class 59 is a Co-Co diesel-electric locomotive built by Electro-Motive Diesel in La Grange, Illinois for British customers. A tender for six locomotives was created by Foster Yeoman, operator of Torr Works, for a powerful locomotive with 95% availability. Although Brush Traction and BREL of Britain were invited to come up with a design, only EMD could be the 95% availability criteria. EMD’s tender was sufficiently adept at the work required that double heading would no longer be needed, resulting in the order being reduced to just 4.

The locomotives were delivered to the UK via Southampton in January 1986 becoming the first privately owned locomotives to regularly operate on Britain’s mainline and the first designed and built in the US. After the initial 4 locomotives were proven successful, the Amalgamated Roadstone Corporation (ARC) ordered another 4 which were built by General Motors Diesel Division at their Canadian plant in London, Ontario in 1990. A final order of six locomotives was placed by National Power which were again built in Ontario in 1994 and 1995.

The hugely successful EMD Class 66 is partially a development of the Class 59 and shares many components including its bodywork. Locomotive No. 59101 was one of the 4 ARC locomotives to be built in Canada. The locomotive arrived in Britain in October 1990 and entered service the following month. By the time the locomotive had arrived ARC had been purchased by Hanson PLC and as a result over the next few years all four of the ARC order locomotives were repainted into the blue and white Hanson livery.

Weight 0.69 kg
Dimensions 28 × 3.5 × 5 cm
Scale

Brand

Condition

Brand New

Product Code

R30070

Barcode

5055286692307

Colour

Train Operator

Hanson PLC

Era

Era 10

Finish

Painted

Minimum Curve (mm)

Radius 2

Motor

3 Pole

Number of Parts

1

Class

Class 59

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Understanding Scale

The scale of a model is its size as a proportion to the real-life item. For instance, a 1:18 scale model means that every 1 unit of measurement on the model equals 18 units on the real item. If you divide the real item's size by 18, you'd get the size of the 1:18 model. Please note that models can vary slightly in size, as not all real-life items, like cars or planes, have the same dimensions.

Model Cars:

  • 1:12 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~25 cm or 10 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~10 cm or 4 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~7 cm or 2.75 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~6 cm or 2.3 inches

Model Trucks:

  • 1:12 scale: ~75 cm or 29.5 inches
  • 1:18 scale: ~50 cm or 19.7 inches
  • 1:24 scale: ~38 cm or 15 inches
  • 1:43 scale: ~21 cm or 8.3 inches
  • 1:64 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:76 scale: ~12 cm or 4.7 inches

Model Bikes:

  • 1:6 scale: ~30 cm or 12 inches
  • 1:10 scale: ~18 cm or 7 inches
  • 1:12 scale: ~15 cm or 6 inches

Model Trains:

  • HO scale (1:87): ~22 cm or 8.7 inches
  • N scale (1:160): ~12 cm or 4.7 inches
  • O scale (1:48): ~38 cm or 15 inches

Model Airplanes:

Fighter Jets:

  • 1:72 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~10 cm or 3.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~7 cm or 2.8 inches

Civilian Aircraft:

  • 1:72 scale: ~40 cm or 15.7 inches
  • 1:100 scale: ~28 cm or 11 inches
  • 1:144 scale: ~20 cm or 7.9 inches
  • 1:200 scale: ~14 cm or 5.5 inches

Model Ships:

  • 1:144 scale: ~150 cm or 59 inches
  • 1:350 scale: ~62 cm or 24.4 inches
  • 1:700 scale: ~31 cm or 12.2 inches

Model Tanks:

  • 1:16 scale: ~97 cm or 38.2 inches
  • 1:35 scale: ~44 cm or 17.3 inches
  • 1:72 scale: ~22 cm or 8.7 inches


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