Sonic models, working with Revolution Trains, has confirmed the first six versions of its forthcoming GWR/BR(W) 56xx 0-6-2 locomotive.
This locomotive is Sonic’s first powered model, and is also the first 0-6-2 model offered ready-to-run in British N gauge. It will feature NEM couplers and 6-pin decoder socket.
S2101-01 – 5637 in lined BR Green with late crest*, short top feed and heavy wheel weights. This represents the locomotive as preserved, with 82H shed code, and includes a small plaque on the fireman’s side that reads “John Hankins – 1928-2013” in honour of one of the key members of the restoration team that worked to bring 5637 back to operational order from the mid 1980s. This model includes a small premium to enable Revolution to make a donation in due course to the 5637 Steam Locomotive Group to support their work.
S2101-02 – 6681 in lined BR Green with late crest*, short top feed and original wheel weights. This locomotive features the smaller sized BR crest carried by some tank locomotives and will be lightly weathered. It carries 84E (Tyseley) shed code.
S2101-03 – 5633 in unlined BR Green with late crest*, tall top feed and heavy wheel weights. This locomotive features the standard sized BR crest carried but is unlined and carries for 88A (Cardiff Cathays) its last allocated shed.
S2101-04 – 6639 in unlined BR Black with early emblem, short top feed and heavy wheel weights. A significant number of the 56xx class were repainted into BR Black following nationalisation, and in most cases the top feed was also painted. It carries shed code 86E (Severn Tunnel Junction) which was its 1948 shed.
S2101-05 – 5616 in GWR green with Egyptienne lettering, tall top feed and heavy wheel weights. A number of locomotives retained their GWR branding after nationalisation for a short period, including 5616.
S2101-06 – 6623 in GREAT WESTERN green with Egyptienne lettering, tall top feed and original wheel weights. This locomotive was built in January 1928. It has been preserved and is currently being overhauled.
All models can be ordered here
* Note all BR late crest locos will have the lion facing left on both sides.
EP1 samples have been checked, and we are now awaiting painted samples for approval before production begins.
The models are expected in late 2019 or early 2020.