59/0 – original Foster Yeoman

An N gauge model of a 59/0 in Foster Yeoman livery – choice of numbers.

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An N gauge (1:148) model of the 59/0 as operated by Foster Yeoman.  The Foster Yeoman 59/0s were true pioneers for the British rail network as the first of a new-breed of locomotive designed and built in North America.  Based on EMD’s SD40-2 but adapted to the British loading gauge the 59/0s ushered in a new era of locomotive design when they arrived in 1986.

The 59/0s were painted in an attractive silver with blue lining and detail livery with the Foster Yeoman brand from 1986 until 2000 (59001 until 1998 and 59002 until 2000).

The 59/0s (like all the 59s) have a large number of detail variations which we have faithfully captured in our model:

  • 59001: as built  ie fitted with bell at No1 end only; fitted with original dampers – single damper on each outer axle – as built; exhaust port on left as originally built (FY original); no NRN pods
  • 59002: fitted with revised dampers – double dampers on centre axle; exhaust port on left as originally built ; NRN roof pods on square bases just behind cab at each end

Our 59s share the following common features:

  • Next generation heavy, diecast chassis with smooth running, low friction and low geared design (estimated weight 105+g)
  • Highly detailed injection moulded body with photo-etched and wire details and separate plastic parts
  • Lift off, easy-access central body section (as per the prototype!) to allow access to the decoder socket and switches
  • Prototype body detail variations eg headlight differences, NRN pod locations, cab handrail recesses, cab door handles, roof hatches, exhausts,  and accurate chassis variation including variations in cooler pipes, lashing loops and fire extinguishers
  • Separate (not solid) angled struts connecting body to chassis to allow distinctive see-through appearance of prototype
  • Buffer beam detailing: one end super-detailed with solid air dam, air pipes and cosmetic coupler all fitted. Alternative solid air dam supplied for coupler end, and open air dam for those wishing to couple at both ends
  • Etched name plates
  • Working accurate headlights including working marker lights. Lights switchable using easy to access microswitches or with DCC
  • Next 18 NEM 652 socket  New and improved Next 28 (ESU E24) decoder socket (see our article for more details) and factory fitted speaker for easy sound fitting
  • Fine wheels to NMRA RP25 standards
  • Body-mounted, kinematic close couplers with NEM coupler sockets

Please note the livery representation is not the final livery diagram and may not show all CAD variations.

Additional information


59001 Yeoman Endeavour, 59002 Yeoman Enterprise

DC/DCC sound

DC/DCC ready, DCC sound