'OO' D6700 for Locomotion Models
Locomotion Models has commissioned a special limited edition 'OO' gauge model of Accurascale's forthcoming English Electric Type 3 (Class 37) Co-Co diesel for its expanding National Collection in Miniature range.
Finished as D6700 in 'as-delivered' BR plain green, the model will represent the first-built example when released from English Electric's Newton-le-Willows factory in December 1960, ahead of taking up its duties at British Rail's Stratford Depot in East London sixty years ago.
Now part of the National Collection, D6700 was presented to the National Railway Museum in late 1999 by English, Welsh and Scottish Railways (EW&S) following withdrawal from revenue-earning service. It had received a makeover to near-1960s condition the previous year ahead of the company's Toton Depot open day.
Locomotion Models' limited edition split-headcode Class 37/0 will accurately reflect the prototype with original windscreens and bufferbeam cowling, open boiler exhaust and steam valve (with optional plated version), early cantrail grille with riveted surround, double-riveted roof with large cab roof vent, nose connecting doors and will correctly omit the nose corner grab irons. The impressive specification also includes a heavy die-cast chassis, five-pole motor, twin flywheels, metal helical gear box, all-wheel pick-up and drive, 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, directional lighting, engine bay and cab illumination, fabricated bogies and more. A factory-fitted digital sound option is also available.
Priced at £169.99 DCC ready and £259.99 DCC sound-fitted, pre-orders are being accepted now (£30 deposit), with delivery anticipated during Autumn 2021.
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