Rails' 'OO' Gas Turbine gains colour

Rails' 'OO' Gas Turbine gains colour

Gas turbine

Rails of Sheffield received the first decorated pre-production sample of its forthcoming exclusive 'OO' gauge BR gas turbine locomotive, 18000, in BR green with late crests during October for evaluation.

Built by Brown, Boveri and Cie in Switzerland, the prototype gas turbine-electric locomotive was originally ordered by the Great Western Railway, but following delays was delivered to British Railways in 1949.

Gas turbine

Rails of Sheffield's exclusive 'OO' gauge model is being manufactured by Heljan and will feature a diecast metal chassis, centrally mounted motor, flywheels, spoked wheels, etched grilles, 21-pin DCC decoder socket, directional lighting and more.

Three models of 18000 are planned to represent various stages of its career in BR gloss black with silver trim and early crests (Cat No. 1800), BR green with early crests (1801) and, as per the pre-production sample, BR green with late crests (1802). Following amendments to a few minor elements, the model is expected to progress to the next stage of the process shortly.

Gas turbine

Prices are set at £199.99 each, with delivery anticipated during early 2021.

Visit www.railsofsheffield.com for more information.