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Pre Order Accurascale 37702 Taff Merthyr Coal Sect-DCC Sound

Original price £10.00 - Original price £10.00
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PRE-ORDERS OPEN NOW - 37702 with DCC sound!

The Key Publishing limited edition collection is expanding with a ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 37702 Taff Merthyr in Railfreight coal sector livery and equipped with its unique rectangular buffers.

With delivery expected in 2025, secure your PRE-ORDER with a £10 deposit (non-refundable). When the model is available the Customer Services team will contact you for the remaining balance of £249.99.

Key Publishing has joined forces with Accurascale to offer an exclusive limited edition model of heavy weight Class 37 37702 Taff Merthyr in Railfreight triple grey with coal sector markings.

The real 37702 was built in 1961 at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry and numbered D6720. It became 37020 in 1974 and spent most of its early career allocated to Eastern Region depots. In 1986, the locomotive was selected for refurbishment as a heavyweight Class 37/7 which involved a full overhaul combined with removal of the split headcode boxes, additional ballast weight to boost adhesion and regearing. It became 37702 and was named Taff Merthyr.

The coal sector allocated locomotives were common in South Wales hauling up to 32 HAA coal hoppers on steeply graded branch lines with 37702 Taff Merthyr a regular on these flows as well as household coal trains formed of Cawoods coal containers. In 1993, 37702 was fitted with unique rectangular buffers which it carried for the rest of its career until withdrawal in 2001. It was later selected for use on infrastructure projects in Spain and was scrapped in 2007.

The new Key Publishing limited edition uses Accurascale’s 2023 tooling for the Class 37 and will be only the second Class 37/7 to be produced – the previous version being 37714 for the Heavy Tractor Group.

Highlights of the model include newly tooled rectangular buffers specific to 37702, correct Class 37/7 nose end details, correct bogies and underframe, a fully detailed cab interior, a removable roof panel for access to the decoder socket and speaker, die-cast chassis, all-wheel drive and pick-up, a powerful five-pole motor with twin flywheels, fully functioning lighting circuits, bogie chains, sprung buffers, NEM coupling pockets and more.

The sound fitted version of 37702 will have an ESU 21-pin LokSound V5 decoder factory installed, together with twin speakers and a capacitor power bank for onboard energy storage is also available. A DCC ready version without sound is also available.

The DCC sound fitted model costs £259.99. Delivery is expected in the second quarter of 2025. 37702 can be pre-ordered from the Key Model World Shop with a £10 non-refundable deposit and is limited to 300 units – 150 DCC Ready, 150 DCC sound fitted.