IN STOCK NOW: DCC ready Class 40 limited edition

KEY PUBLISHING'S latest limited edition modelling Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway in its unique preservation era BR large logo blue livery is now in stock in DCC ready format.

The 'OO' gauge DCC ready models feature directional lighting, a five-pole motor, twin flywheels, cab lighting, a Plux22 decoder socket, factory fitted twin 15mm x 11mm cube speaker allowing for a simple upgrade to digital sound and new tooling for the high-intensity light fitted to 40145 in preservation.

Bachmann Class 40 limited edition for Key Publishing.

Above: Key Publishing's Bachmann limited edition Class 40 modelling 40145 in BR large logo blue is now in stock in DCC ready format. The production sample paid a visit to Pete Waterman's Making Tracks layout in Chester Cathedral at the head of the railtour set.

The DCC ready models are priced at £229.95 including tracked postage. Modelling Publisher Mike Wild commented: "Pre-order customers for the DCC ready Class 40s have been contacted, but if you haven't heard from our team and wish to complete your order you can call our team on 01780 480404. DCC sound fitted models are currently on their way and we will be updating pre-order customers as soon as we have a final arrival date for those Class 40s."

The real 40145 carried this BR large logo colour scheme between 2007 and 2010 and operated across the national network on railtours as well as appearing on heritage railways. The locomotive is preserved by the Class 40 Preservation Society and is maintained in main line running order with tours planned for the locomotive during 2023.

Visit the Key Model World Shop to purchase 40145 while stocks last.