TMC ‘G5’ deco samples surface

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Decorated samples of The Model Centre’s (TMC) specially-commissioned ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘G5’ 0-4-4T have arrived for detailed inspection.

Developed exclusively for TMC by Bachmann, eight newly-tooled models are in the pipeline with detail variations incorporated to reflect the prototypes.

More than 100 of the William Worsdell designed ‘O’ Class 0-4-4Ts were built for the North Eastern Railway (NER) at Darlington Works in the late 1800s. They were later redesignated ‘G5’ by the LNER, with the last example remaining in service until the late 1950s.

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TMC’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge model is set to appear as 2093 in NER lined green with Westinghouse pump and coal rail bunker (Cat No. 35-250Z), 1752 in LNER lined black with Westinghouse pump and cage bunker (35-252Z), push-pull fitted 2082 in LNER lined black with cage bunker (35-253Z), 67263 in BR lined black with early crests and cage bunker (35-254Z), 67342 in BR lined black with early crests, Westinghouse pump and hopper bunker (35-255Z), push-pull fitted 67282 in BR lined black with early crests and hopper bunker (35-256Z) and push-pull fitted 67261 in BR lined black with cage bunker (35-259Z). A model of the ‘G5’ Locomotive Company’s ‘new build’ 1759 in NER lined green (35-251Z) is also set to appear.

The specification includes a wealth of separately applied detailing such as fine handrails, smokebox door darts, guard irons, buffer beam fittings and sprung metal buffers, plus firebox LED, Next18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket and factory-fitted speaker.

Available DCC ready and DCCsound-fitted, prices have yet to be confirmed, but delivery is now slated for the second quarter of 2023.

Visit The Model Centre for more information.