4D-006-017 Class 73 002 BR Blue FYP

Product code: 4D-006-017

Product information

The British Rail Class 73 is a British electro-diesel locomotive. The type is unusual in that it can operate from the Southern Region's 650/750 V DC third-rail or an on-board diesel engine to allow it to operate on non-electrified routes. This makes it very versatile, although the diesel engine produces less power than is available from the third-rail supply so the locomotives are rarely operated outside of the former Southern Region of British Rail.

Following the withdrawal and scrapping of the more powerful Class 74 electro-diesels in 1977, the Class 73 was unique on the British railway network until the introduction of the Class 88 electro-diesels in 2017).

These great little models feature lots of details including etched grills, directional lighting, and finely printed external logos and numbering.

Finely moulded body with etched grills
Cast wheels in the appropriate colour to match livery
Sprung buffers
All wheel pick up and drive
Cab lighting and directional lighting
Coreless motor for smoother operation
NEM Coupling pockets
Twin brass fly wheels
Includes spares bag with additional detailing parts

Technical specifications

Product Code 4D-006-017
Weight 1kg