Skill Level 2. Previous experience helpful.
This model builds into a 1:160 scale replica (N Gauge) of a Class 9/0 Shuttle locomotive in its original ‘Le Shuttle’ livery, and is approximately 5½ inches (13,5 cm) long when complete.
You will need a colour printer capable of handling card or cover stock to print the parts sheets. 67 lb cover stock (approx 8.5 thousandths of an inch or 0.2 mm thick) is recommended.
The Channel Tunnel, running beneath the English Channel between Folkestone, England and Coquelles, France, opened in 1994. The tunnel is used by Eurostar passenger trains and roll-on/roll-off vehicle shuttles. Two types of shuttle train are employed, one for freight vehicles using semi-open wagons, and another for passenger vehicles with enclosed wagons.
Both passenger and freight shuttles are hauled by Eurotunnel Class 9 electric locomotives. They have a triple-bogie (Bo-Bo-Bo) wheel arrangement and are powered by 25 kV drawn through a pantograph from overhead lines. Two locomotives are used on each Shuttle train, one at either end, each having sufficient power to move the train should one locomotive fail. In total 59 were manufactured, and many are named after famous opera singers.
Last updated 26 June 2013
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