371-790SF DCC Sound Class 90 042 Freightliner'PowerHaul' Loco. Brand new item from our New Yorkshire model railway shop. Please note that any automated drive sounds will be played when this model is used on analogue control (DC) straight from the box! SOUND FITTED - Fitted with a ESU Loksound V5DDC Sound Decoder - See below for the function list. DETAIL VARIATIONS SPECIFIC TO THIS MODEL.
TDM Cables fitted to the Buffer Sides. Battery Boxes and Switch with Hinged Access Panels which are Ribbed. GRAHAM FARISH CLASS 90 SPECIFICATION. Coreless, twin shaft motor with two flywheels providing drive to both bogies.
Separate metal bearings fitted to each axle. Gearing arranged for prototypical running speeds and haulage capabilities.
9mm (N gauge) wheels to NEM310 standards with authentic profile and detailing. Close coupling mechanism fitted at each end, each of which is fitted with coupling pockets to NEM355 standards. Designed to operate on curves of second radius (263.5mm) or greater. Finely detailed Pantograph which is poseable.
Bogies constructed from multiple components featuring full relief detail. Separately applied underframe and roof detail components. Each model supplied with a full set of model-specific bufferbeam pipework and accessory parts. Directional lighting, switchable on/off at either end on DCC or Analogue control.
Cab lighting, switchable on/off (when used on DCC only). Authentic light colours and temperatures selected for each model based on era and application. Speaker installed in all models for optimum sound reproduction. ESU Loksound V5DCC Sound Decoder fitted to SOUND FITTED versions. Sound files produced specifically for the Graham Farish Class 90 using recordings from real locomotives.
SOUND FITTED models operate on DCC and Analogue control as supplied. Authentic liveries applied to all models. Multiple paint applications employed on each model using BR/TOC specification colours.Logos, numerals and text added as appropriate using multi-stage tampo printing using authentic typefaces, logos and colours. F0 - Directional Lights - On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound). F1 - Sound - On/Off (plus Battery Switch and Compressor Sounds). F3 - Low Horn (Playable). F5 - Parking Brake On/Off (Loco won't move with Parking Brake On).
F6 - On - Pantograph Up / Off - Pantograph Down (Sounds only). F7 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related). F10 - On - Guard's Whistle / Off - Driver's Response.F14 - Cab Light (non-Pantograph End) On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound). F15 - Cab Light (Pantograph End) On/Off (plus Light Switch Sound).
F18 - On - Cab Door Open / Off - Cab Door Shut. F19 - Uncoupling Movement Cycle. F20 - Directional Lights Off (Non-Pantograph End) (plus Light Switch Sound).
F21 - Directional Lights Off (Pantograph End) (plus Light Switch Sound). F22 - Fire Alarm Test. F23 - Volume Control (6 levels). 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.
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. 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.