A Class Locomotive A55
in CIE Black Livery
Staff snatchers; no CAWS; original windscreens
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- Highly detailed OO scale model
- Heavy Die-Cast metal chassis
- Separately applied steel detail parts, including grab handles, steps, wipers and more
- Correct height mini-tension-lock couplers with NEM socket
- Five-Pole motor with two flywheels
- Metal Helical Gear box for maximum performance and slow speed running
- Gearing arranged so locomotive can achieve a scale top speed of 130 km/h
- DCC ready with PowerPack capacitor for uninterrupted power
- Two quality speakers with large sound capsules for best possible sound
- Fully detailed Lighting Pack, including:
- Directional lighting, DC and DCC
- Marker lights can be turned off when train is coupled to loco
- high beam headlight function
- separately switched cab lighting and illuminated, details driver’s console
- Engine bay lighting
- RP25-110 wheels OO wheels with provision for re-gauging to 21mm gauge
- Rotating axlebox hubs (with alternate axlebox covers for earlier versions)
- Fully sprung metal buffers
- Extra fine factory-fitted pipework
- Extra fine factory-fitted plastic and etched steel detail parts
- Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)
- Length over Buffers 203mm
Excellent quality but very easy to break the small parts
removing it from packaging!
This is a Very Nice locomotive I would Have Seen This one on a Train That my Dad in 1967 took me to Bray from Tara Street Dublin and the Engine Running around the train for the trip Back to Connolly Station Dublin
I bought three of the A Class, 027, A15 and A55, all three run smoothly, but A55 is the coolest looking of the three.
This is the fifth model I’ve purchased. These models are simply a gigantic leap in Irish Railway Modelling from the days of the models offed by Hornby and Lima and are a courageous attempt by IRM to provide a superior prototypical model of an Irish Diesel.
Well done IRM.
Hopefully a similar model of the C class won’t be too far away.
saw one of these from outside the bookies opposite a-st ,a monster,i was three and a half ;me, ma and da then went out to bray on some real old carriages-right behind the engine--i can still hear it...... would'nt mind some sandboxes..
A truly superb model in every respect (this from someone who has been modelling railways for over 40 years). I bought 3 f them (A55, A46 and A23r). IRM have now set the bar for all the other manufacturers. No hesitation in awarding 10 out of 10.
Capturing the simplicity of the plain black era - 1960s - would have liked a CIE roundell on this one, as on many prototypes, to relieve the black a little. See some period pictures of this locomotive on the Burma road. Still beautifully done. The prototype can still be seen enjoying a pint at a pub in Castlerea!
It's a lovely model, finely detailed and an excellent runner. Very solid feel to it also.