Sonic Models announces new liveries and numbers for 56xx line-up

Sonic Models is offering additional liveries and new numbers to the forthcoming Sonic Models 56xx GWR/BR(W) 0-6-2 tank locomotive in N.

The new versions – and models already announced and previously available to order from Revolution Trains – will all be available only from well known Yorkshire retailer Rails of Sheffield. All existing orders with Revolution will be fulfilled by Revolution and Rails will handle processing and fulfilment of models of all orders from today forward. Production has started and it is anticipated that the models will arrive in the UK during the summer.

The six new variants include three new identities for existing liveries and three all- new versions. The new liveries include GW unlined green with “shirt-button” logo, as used from the mid 1930s until WW2, GWR unlined green with GWR “austerity” block style lettering as applied in wartime and BR unlined black with “BRITISH RAILWAYS” lettering from the early years of nationalisation. Additional numbers are being offered in BR lined green with late crest, BR unlined black with early emblem and GW unlined green with GREAT WESTERN lettering, as these have proved the most popular variants so far.

New versions

S2101-01A: 5643 BR lined green, late crest
S2101-04A: 5619 BR unlined black, early emblem
S2101-06A: 6671 GW unlined green with GREAT WESTERN lettering
S2101-07: 5609 GW unlined green with shirtbutton logo
S2101-08: 6602 BR unlined black with BRITISH RAILWAYS lettering
S2101-09: 5644 GW Unlined green with plain GWR block lettering

Two of the new versions are of locomotives in preservation, and it is anticipated that proceeds will be used to make a donation to their owners to enable this valuable work to continue.

From here on both new and existing 56xx models will only be available to order from Rails of Sheffield. The price of all versions is £109.95.

The complete list of 12 models is as follows:
S2101-01 – 5637. BR lined green, late crest.
S2101-01A – 5643. BR lined green, late crest. New.
S2101-02 – 6681. BR lined green late crest (small) weathered.
S2101-03 – 5633. BR unlined green, late crest.
S2101-04 – 6639. BR unlined black, early emblem.
S2101-04A – 5619. BR unlined black, early emblem. New.
S2101-05 – 5616. GW unlined green with GWR shaded lettering.
S2101-06 – 6623. GW unlined green with GREAT WESTERN lettering.
S2101-06A – 6671. GW unlined green with GREAT WESTERN lettering. New.
S2101-07 – 5609. GW unlined green with shirtbutton logo. New.
S2101-08 – 6602. BR unlined black with BRITISH RAILWAYS letting. New.
S2101-09 – 5644. GW Unlined green with plain GWR block lettering. New.

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