Sonic Models has unveiled the factory-decorated samples of its forthcoming weathered 56xx GWR/BR(W) 0-6-2T steam locomotive.
The model depicts locomotive 6681 in lined green with a small BR crest, as it would have appeared when based at Shed 84E Tyseley in the years leading up to its withdrawal in 1965.
Having studied the sample, and showed it to visitors to the Revolution Trains stand at the recent Warley National Model Railway exhibition at the NEC, we feel the weathering achieves good representation of the grime and patina evident from photographs of the period.
Production models will also have the wheels and coupler rods chemically blackened before painting to improve the appearance still further.
All versions are available to preorder online here from Revolution Trains but our order book will be closing soon ahead of production.