REVEALED: Exclusive limited edition DCR Class 60

The Key Publishing Collection available through the Key Model World Shop has expanded with a limited edition of Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis in DCR grey produced by Cavalex Models for ‘OO’ gauge.

FOR THE FIRST time DC Rail grey is being offered on a ready-to-run model of a Class 60 with an exclusive limited edition commissioned by Key Publishing from Cavalex Models.

Cavalex Models Class 60 for OO gauge

The new limited edition will offer 60029 Ben Nevis in DC Rail grey for ‘OO’ gauge with a choice of DCC ready and DCC sound fitted locomotives. Release is expected in the fourth quarter of 2024.

60029 is one of four Class 60s operated by DC Rail on aggregate trains formed of JNA-T bogie box wagons with the other three being 60028, 60046 William Wilberforce and 60055 Thomas Barnardo. The locomotives work across the railway network with aggregate flows taking them to Peak Forest in Derbyshire, Merehead in Somerset, Middleton Towers in Norfolk and the Isle of Grain in Kent amongst other locations.

Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis at Derby Chaddesden Sidings on December 20 2023.

Above: 60029 is one of four operated by DC Rail and is the subject of the next limited edition model from Key Publishing. It is being produced by Cavalex Models. Mike Wild.

The new limited edition for Key Publishing uses the all-new tooling for the Class 60 which is currently being developed by Cavalex Models. The first shots from the tools are expected from the factory in January 2024 with 60029 having amendments to cover the modern multi-function head and tail lights as well as cab interior detail upgrades such as the driver fan and data recording box.

Standard features including a five-pole motor, twin flywheels, fine slow speed control, floating centre axles on each bogie for improved track holding, switchable lights, a highly detailed body with etched metal grilles, multi-part bogies and a host of additional separately fitted parts.

Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis at Derby Chaddesden Sidings on December 20 2023.

Above: Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis stands at Derby Chaddesden Sidings on December 20 2023. Mike Wild.

The prices are set at £194.95 for the DCC ready versions and £294.95 for DCC sound fitted models – the latter equipped with an ESU LokSound decoder loaded with a custom sound profile created by ESU for the Cavalex Class 60. Just 300 are being made – 150 of each type – with delivery expected in the fourth quarter of 2024. Pre-orders are open now at the Key Model World Shop with a £10 non-refundable deposit.

Visit the Key Model World Shop to pre-order our limited edition of 60029 today.