ECT ‘Black Five’ decorated samples surface

Development of Ellis Clark Trains’ ‘O’ gauge Stanier ‘Black Five’ has taken a leap forward, with decorated samples arriving in the UK for examination and final revisions before production commences.

The model is based on the Armstrong Whitworth locomotives, of which there were 327, giving modellers the maximum range of running numbers to choose from in a single variant.

Ellis Clark Trains’ (ECT) all-new ‘O’ gauge ‘Black Five’ is set to feature a multitude of detailing such as a fully-finished cab with firebox glow through the firehole doors which can be set open or closed, working locomotive lamps and a brass-sided tender. The locomotive also features a die-cast running plate, boiler, smokebox, wheels and wheel centres. The wheel rims will be blackened to match the valve gear.

Additional detail includes brass rodding fitted to lubricators and separately fitted details such as brake cylinder, injectors, safety valves and pipework. The locomotive has also been designed to run on second radius curves.

Liveries planned include LMS lined black and BR black with early or late crests. A few preserved examples will be produced, as well as a handful of Limited Edition runs. Each model will feature a satin finish for the body while the smokebox will be matt black.

Priced at £949 DCC ready and £1,175 DCC sound-fitted, orders are being taken now. Delivery is currently expected during September.

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