VIDEO: Cavalex reveals decorated Class 60s

Cavalex Models has received decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 60 diesel for evaluation.

Cavalex Models Class 60 decoration samples

Above: Cavalex Models Class 60s 60049, 60029 and 60087 line up. These are the first decorated samples which are now being reviewed for amendments.

Built by Brush Traction at Loughborough in the late 1980s and early 1990s, 100 of the Type 5 locomotives were completed for BR’s Railfreight sector.

Cavalex Models’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 60 was first revealed in February 2023 (HM190) and is due to appear in 16 different identities for the initial batch of releases. Amongst the first batch of decorated samples received is Key Publishing’s exclusive model of 60029 Ben Nevis in DC Rail Freight grey, together with 60049 Scafell in Railfreight Metals and 60087 in GB Railfreight orange and blue.

Cavalex Models Class 60 decoration samples

Above: Class 60 60029 features modern multi-function WIPAC headlights to correctly model the real locomotive.

Cavalex Models Class 60 60029 Ben Nevis decorated sample.

Above: Key Publishing's exclusive limited edition of 60029 Ben Nevis in DC Rail Freight grey has sold out on pre-order, but you can register to receive an email for future stock availability on the Key Model World Shop.

Cavalex Models Class 60 decorated sample of 60087.

Above: 60087 will be offered in GBRf blue and orange as a main release through Cavalex Models retailers.

Each will feature a die-cast metal chassis, five-pole motor, twin flywheels, 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, see-through etched metal grilles, fully selectable directional lighting, cab and engine room illumination, onboard power bank and a wealth of separately fitted detailing. In addition, each model will feature prototype-specific detailing, according to era and colour scheme carried.

Ten standard models are currently planned from Cavalex Models in the initial batch of releases, together with a series of exclusive editions for Key Publishing, Rails of Sheffield and Ultimate Model Railways.

Cavalex Models Class 60 60049 decoration sample.

Above: 60049 will be finished in Railfreight Metals sector colours. This is the first decorated sample of the locomotive for 'OO' gauge.

Priced at £194.99 DCC Ready and £294.99 DCC sound-fitted, release is expected in early 2025.

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