Class 90 90037 BR Railfreight Distribution

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Class 90 90037 BR Railfreight Distribution (32-611)
£179.95

Class 90 90037 BR Railfreight Distribution

Highlights:

  • Servo-operated pantograph
  • Directional and cab interior lights
  • Accessory-pack
  • Buffers and couplings appropriate to prototype

  

History:

The British Rail Class 90 electric locomotives were built by British Rail Engineering Limited at Crewe Works 1987-1990, weigh 84.5 tonnes and have a top design speed of 110 mph (177 km/h). They operate from 25 kV AC overhead lines and produce 5,000 bhp (3,700 kW). The class is employed on express passenger and heavy freight trains.  The fifty class members were constructed in the late 1980s, numbered 90001-050. They were developed from the Class 87, with many improvements and new features, and were initially classified as the Class 87/2 prior to production, however, due to many visual and technical differences, they were reclassified as Class 90.  

They were primarily built to replace the ageing Class 81 -85s which could then be retired, and to replace Class 86s on express passenger work on the West Coast Main Line.  In addition, the locos were designed to work in push-pull mode with new Driving Van Trailers (DVTs), which reduced the need for shunt-release locomotives or for the loco to run-round at destinations including Euston, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Wolverhampton and Birmingham, for example. 

Class 90s have operated for freight and passenger operators, including InterCity West Coast, Virgin, Anglia Railways, One Anglia, National Express, Abellio, Deutsche Bahn, EWS, Freightliner and have been sub-leased to GNER, LNER and ScotRail/ SERCO Caledonian Sleeper.  They have also appeared in various one-off liveries such as Malcolm Logistics, SNCF and SNCB.


Branchline models are designed to be a consistent size that is known as OO scale. Our models are large enough to incorporate a high level of detail as well as many additional features such as directional lighting, sound effects and digital.

OO scale models run on a track with a gap of 16.5mm between the running rails and this track gauge is the most popular in the world

Here at Hobbies we aim to dispatch all in stock items on the same working day, if ordered by 2:00pm. UK mainland orders will be delivered by either Royal Mail or DHL.

DHL normally advise an estimated delivery slot via SMS or Email notification. Please see below for shipping charges.

UK Shipping Charge Rate

Plans, Fretsaw Blades, Flags, Decals and Vinyl Lettering

£1.95

Orders Up To £150

£3.95

Orders Over £150 & Hobbies Catalogues (UK Only)

Free Delivery

Royal Mail TRACKED

£5.99

Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)

£5.95

Express Next Working Day & Nominated Delivery (Placed Before 2pm)

£7.95

Saturday Courier 

£11.95


Please note: Orders to surcharge areas may incur an additional cost if a parcel is oversized, overweight or contains flammable goods. We will contact you before posting. Please see Postage for more information regarding surcharge areas.

We also deliver all over the world. For information regarding overseas orders please see Postage for further details.

So why buy from Hobbies?

Hobbies have built a reputation for providing first class goods and excellent service, with over 120 years of experience supplying model makers, machinists, craftsman & enthusiasts alike. We pride ourselves on our worldwide reputation for high quality customer service and we are always happy to provide help and support, from advice with choosing what product to buy to after sales support, such as guidance with the building process of a model kit. Our customer support and service is comprehensive, and we won’t disappear after you have made a purchase. Not convinced? Then just ask one of our many thousands of satisfied customers, both here in the UK and overseas.

We believe model making is not just a pastime, but also an experience to share with friends, siblings, children and grandchildren. Hobbies stock a diverse range of hobby kits and accessories, from Revell kits to dolls houses, model boat kits to balsa aircraft. Whatever your age or experience level, you’ll be able to find something to pique your interest at Hobbies.

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