Currently still in development, the exclusive newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge models will be finished as 59002 Alan J Day in Mendip Rail livery and 59101 Village of Whatley in revised ARC colours.
Built by General Motors’ Electro Motive Diesel division, the Class 59s were the first privately-owned diesels to operate on BR metals. First introduced in the mid-1980s by aggregates company Foster Yeoman (FY), eventually 15 locomotives were built for use across FY, ARC Southern and National Power operations. Today the entire fleet is operated by Freightliner which holds the contract to haul Mendip Rail’s aggregates services.
The models feature a die-cast chassis, low-geared drive, Next18 Digital Command Control (decoder) socket, digital sound speaker, separately-fitted etched metal and wire parts, directional headlights, switchable marker lights, factory-fitted detailed buffer beam at one end and removable central body section for easy access to the decoder socket and onboard light switches.
Priced at £159.99 each, delivery is expected during the second quarter of 2023.
Visit Kernow Model Rail Centre for more information