Sonic ‘OO’ LNER 'A5' gains colour


Rails of Sheffield has revealed the first decorated samples of Sonic Models' debut locomotive for ‘OO’ – the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘A5’ 4-6-2T. 

The first four factory-decorated samples to arrive include 5045 in LNER lined black (Cat No. 4101-03), 5024 in LNER black with red lining (S4101-05), BR black with early crests (S4101-07) and 69820 in BR black with late crests (S4101-08). Further models will also include Great Central Railway (GCR) lined green, GCR lined green with LNER lettering, LNER lined green and BR mixed traffic lined black with BRITISH RAILWAYS lettering. 


The models feature a heavy die-cast chassis, flywheel, Next18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, cube speaker, NEM coupling pockets, sprung buffers and an accessory pack which includes a shovel, rake and dummy screw couplings.

Detail differences will be incorporated, including GCR or LNER dome, whistle and smokebox, together with options for three-rail or five-rail coal bunker, single or split cab front window, open cab sides or with windows and smooth or rivetted sandbox wrapper.


Available exclusively through Rails of Sheffield, Sonic Models' all-new 'OO' LNER 'A5' 4-6-2Ts are priced at £149.95 each, with release expected during late 2022/early 2023.

Visit Rails of Sheffield for more information.