Accurascale’s Class 66 Revival

The Class 66 is a locomotive virtually no modern layout can be without. Accurascale has taken on and re-worked the Hattons Originals product for ‘OO’ gauge – MIKE WILD takes an exclusive look at the first production samples.

THE ARRIVAL of the first EWS Class 66 in 1998 was an exciting addition to the British railway scene, but soon opinions changed as the tidal wave of maroon and gold Type 5s swept across the country removing old favourites including the Class 37s, 56s, 58s and 60s.

Fast-forward 25 years to the present day and that view has changed once again. They are now the most numerous freight locomotive on the main line railway, but there is huge variety in their appearance and colour schemes making them a highly collectable model – particularly, if like me, you are easily swayed by the bright new and unique liveries of the present day railway. You can read more about the Class 66s at

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