AUS-8614 Auscision 86-class #8632 FreightCorp Blue HO scale DCC-Ready/Sound-Ready
86-class Co-Co Electric
#8632 FreightCorp Blue Livery
DCC-Ready (Requires 21-Pin DCC Decoder)
Sound-Ready( Requires 20x40mm Speaker)
The 86-class electric locomotives were built by Comeng, Granville for the State Rail Authority of New South Wales. A total of 50 locomotives were constructed during the period 1983 to 1985.
The 86-class initially hauled passenger and freight services to Lithgow on the Main Western line and Wyong on the Main Northern line and later to Newcastle in 1984 and to Port Kembla in early 1986. With a one-hour rating of 4,400 horsepower the 86-class was the most powerful locomotive in Australia at the time of it's intoduction. Despite their higher power rating, the 86-class were generally regarded as inferior to the Metropolitan-Vickers built 46-class, which dated from the late 1950's.
In 1994/95 all were repainted by A Goninan & Co into Freight Corp blue. By October 1997 18 units had been withdrawn from service with cracked frames. From March 1998 Freight Corp ceased operating 86-class locomotives on Main Northern line services. As the need for electrics declined, the remaining duties were mainly hauling coal trains from Lithgow to Port Kembla. The last examples were withdrawn in June 2002
- Plastic (ABS) body
- Blackened metal disc wheels (RP25-110)
- Scale size metal knuckle couplers
- Highly detailed under-frame
- Separately applied metal parts
- Brass Horns
- 4 Different liveries available
- Metal & plastic handrails and brake piping
- Highly detailed bogies with separately applied parts
- Factory painted and decorated.
- 18" Recommended minimum radius
- Will operate on code 70, 83 and 100 rail
- 2 Different body versions tooled
- Detailed cab with driver figures
- Metal etched mirrors and windscreen wipers
- See-through metal etched grilles
- Operating LED headlights, marker lights and ditch lights with manual override switch
- 5-Pole skew wound motor with twin brass flywheels.
- All wheel drive and electrical pickup
- Separately applied air hoses and MU cables
- DCC Ready with 21 pin socket
- Sound ready with speaker enclosures for ease of fitting sound
- Heavy diecast chassis
- Easy lift wireless body
- Sprung metal pantographs