Indian Railways WAP7i Electric Locomotive Royapuram #30333 1:87 Scale (HO Gauge Non-Motorised Display Model with Free Rolling Wheels)
Shed name and Locomotive Number: Royapuram #30333
About the Model
These WAP7i display models are free-rolling models with metal wheels, meaning, they can be used for display, and also can be coupled with a motorised locomotive to run 'double headed' trains on your layout. These models are built in HO scale (1:87) and run on 16.5mm gauge tracks.
The models will be equipped with Kadee OR compatible magnetic couplers and will be fully compatible with our motorised version of the locomotive that will be released in the near future.
The Model also comes with two posable Pantographs. These can be lifted and clipped back down and have spring action.
The models are 3d printed in high definition and professionally painted and detailed showing accurate livery, shed name and locomotive numbers. Many separately added fine details make these models special.
All images are for display purposes only. The actual colour and details will vary in the final model.
NOT A TOY and meant for adult collectors (14+ years and above) only.
Minor assembly required by the customer: To protect the fine details from damage during shipping, some separately added details will be sent unassembled and will require the customer to add them to the model. These would be very minor assembly and all you would need is a pair of tweezers and some superglue.
Expect 3D printing artefacts: These are 3D printed models and despite our best efforts it is impossible to avoid some print lines and 3D printing artefacts. The details parts are also expected to be fragile and are not expected to survive rough handling. These are NOT considered defects.
Limited Warranty: Products have a limited warranty against manufacturing defects only. A manufacturing defect is considered a defect that severely impairs the functionality of the model and one that has gone undetected in our quality check process BEFORE the model is shipped to the customer. For such defects, we will provide a free replacement of the impaired part(s) of the model subject to the customer providing sufficient evidence against the claim. For any shipping-related damage and subsequent issue handling the customer's claim will be handled on a case by case basis. Please refer to our shipping and return policy for further details.
PMW reserves the right to make any design and paint scheme changes as necessary for the viability of the production.
About the WAP-7
The Indian locomotive class WAP-7 is a class of 25 kV AC electric locomotives that was developed in 1999 by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) for Indian Railways. The model name stands for broad gauge (W), AC Current (A), Passenger traffic (P) engine, 7th generation (7). They entered service in 2000. A total of 1424 WAP-7 have been built, with more units being built at CLW, Banaras Locomotive Works (BLW) and Patiala Locomotive Works (PLW).
The WAP-7 is one of the most successful locomotives of Indian Railways serving passenger trains for over 22 years. It is a passenger variant of the WAG-9 freight locomotive with a modified gear ratio to pull lighter loads at higher speeds. With an output of 6,350 hp (4,740 kW), it is the most powerful passenger locomotive in the Indian Railways fleet, and the most numerous passenger locomotive in India. The WAP-7 is capable of hauling 24 coach trains at speeds 110–140 km/h (68–87 mph).
Electric Loco Shed, Royapuram
Electric Loco Shed, Royapuram is a motive power depot performing locomotive maintenance and repair facility for electric locomotives of the Indian Railways, located at Royapuram on the Chennai Beach–Katpadi section of the Chennai Suburban Railway network in Chennai, India. It is located in the Southern Railway zone and it is one of the three electric locomotive sheds of the Southern Railway, the others being at Erode (ED) and Arakkonam (AJJ) and is the newest in south India.
Steam locomotive sheds used to exist at Royapuram (RPM) and Basin Bridge (for Madras) until the late 1970s. After Southern Railway set a deadline to eliminate all steam locomotive operations by 1985, a push was given towards establishing electric locomotion as the primary motive power, and the Steam locomotive shed was decommissioned. To meet the needs of exponentially increasing rail traffic on the new continuous broad-gauge lines from Chennai to Kanyakumari and Palakkad with the completion of gauge conversion, the steam shed site was selected by Indian railways for a new electric locomotive shed. As of October 2022 it houses 103 WAP-7 Electric Locomotives.