Rails’ Gas Turbines edge closer

Rails’ Gas Turbines edge closer

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Rails of Sheffield's forthcoming exclusive ‘OO’ gauge BR gas turbine locomotive, 18000, edges closer to release, following receipt of production samples for checking over.

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Manufactured by Heljan, three models of 18000 are due shortly in BR black with silver trim (Cat No. 1800), BR green with early crests (1801) and BR green with late crests (1802). Each will feature a diecast chassis, centrally mounted motor, flywheels, 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, directional lighting, interior cab and engine room illumination, flush glazing, etched metal grilles, separately fitted detailing parts and spoked wheels. A Western Region train reporting number frame and numerals will also be included with each model.

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Following a few minor amendments, full production is expected to get underway imminently, with delivery anticipated during June.

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Prices are set at £199.99 each, with pre-orders being taken now.

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Visit www.railsofsheffield.com for more information.