Clark Railworks reveals Dame Vera Lynn colour renders

THE FIRST artwork renders have been revealed for Clark Railworks new collection of 'WD' 2-10-0s focusing on North Yorkshire Moors Railway based preserved example, 3672 Dame Vera Lynn.

Clark Railworks WD 2-10-0 for OO gauge.

The real locomotive was built in 1944 as number 3672 and soon after renumbered 73672 before being shipped to Egypt and place in store. In 1945 it was sold to the Hellenic Station Railways and shipped to Salonika in January 1946. It was renumbered Lb960 and worked duties including the Athens-Istanbul express.

The 'WD' 2-10-0 was withdrawn in 1979 and repatriated to the Lavender Line at Isfield by Mr. D. Milham during 1984. It was returned to steam carrying its original number 3672 and named 'Dame Vera Lynn' by Dame Vera Lynn herself on August 6 1985.

It subsequently moved to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway where it has been resident since and is currently being overhauled.

Clark Railworks WD 2-10-0 for OO gauge.

The 'OO' gauge model contains a large number of parts that are unique to 3672 as it is of opposite hand drive to the rest of the versions being produced by Clark Railworks. It also has a number of smokebox cab and tender variations all of which have been catered for (Cat No. C1007ZP).

Clark Railworks WD 2-10-0 for OO gauge.

Clark Railworks WD 2-10-0 for OO gauge.

Following customer feedback the Clark Railworks team have updated the decoder socket arrangement. The model was originally designed with an 8-pin socket in mind, however will now feature a Next18 socket. This will be located above the front pony truck to allow for access. The manufacturer has also confirmed that further details of the sound fitted option will be revealed in 2024 stating: "We want you to feel like you’re in the cab of the real-life article, busting a gut on the mainline whilst hauling a rake of 40 wagons."

Clark Railworks full collection of new 'WD' 2-10-0s are available to pre-order online with examples finished in BR black and Longmoor Military Railway colours also on the cards.

Visit Clark Railworks to see the full range.