Dapol 4D-005-004 Foster Yeoman 59004 Paul A Hammond Class 59/0 Co-Co Diesel Freight Locomotive Later FY Silver & Blue OO

MRP £179.95

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In 1985 aggregate quarrying company Foster Yeoman investigated the purchase of a small fleet of locomotives dedicated to the haulage of their rail freight business. Dissatisfied with the performance of the BR class 56 locomotives and with European locomotive builders unwilling to guarantee the level of reliability Foster Yeoman demanded.
FY already owned a large shunting engine built by GMs' Electro-Motive Division, a standard model built for US customers and much larger than the British rail network could accommodate. Taking a standard engine, alternator, traction motors and control equipment used for locomotives in the US EMD engineers designed a completely new locomotive, 'shoe-horned' into the restrictions of the British Rail loading gauge.

The outstanding success of the class 59s allowed EMD to enter and develop their locomotive business in Europe, latterly with the 'class 66 generation' locomotives now operating in many countries. The similarity in the bodyshell design and shaping from the 59s to the 66s is quite obvious!

Features of the Class 59 include:
 Finely moulded body with many applied fine details
 Printed name plates (Etched plates supplied separately)
 DCC ready, DCC and sound fitted models available
 Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
 Heavy diecast chassis with all wheel pick up
 NEM pockets as standard
 All class 59 versions tooled
 Operating, independently controlled headlight and cab lights (all lighting variations tooled)

DC & DCC Lighting Capabilities
 DC lighting with independent control of #1 & #2 end lamps (push/pull/light engine) and cab lighting (controlled by switches)
 DCC controlled fully independent lighting:
 Push/Pull and light engine modes for head and taillights
 Day/Night headlamp selection
 Marker lamp control (where applicable)
 Independent cab lighting (leading cab /trailing cab /off)
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