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Deadline approaches as more Class 66 decorated samples unveiled…

As we countdown to the closing of the pre-order book for N gauge Class 66s at midnight on March 31st, Revolution Trains is delighted to unveil further decoration samples of the model.

The latest samples include 66848 in Colas Rail Freight colours, and 66128 in DB red livery.

66848 started life as Freightliner’s 66575, entering service in 2004. It has the original Tier 0 design, with bug-eye style lights. It was acquired by Colas in 2011.

66302 is a tier 1 design, with the expanded cooler group, smaller fuel tank and additional bodyside access door. It entered service with Fastline in 2008, before being acquired by Eversholt and leased to DRS, receiving DRS blue livery, before being passed on to GBRf in 2022. GBRf needed the locomotive in service quickly, so a full repaint was discounted; instead the DRS branding was simply replaced with large gold GBRf letters. This locomotive has revised lighting with the bug-eyes replaced by two-aspect BMAC light clusters. This combination isn’t available in our standard range, but can be ordered under our Revolution Bespoke service, which allows modellers to specify individual locomotives within certain parameters.

Also among the latest deco samples was 66128 in its striking DB red livery. This locomotive is a standard-build ex EWS machine except it has had the revised BMAC light clusters fitted. These show all five aspects when running forward. This model also has the UK standard horn grille, drop-head buckeye coupler and driver assistance mirrors fitted to the cabside.

These three models join the line up of other decorated samples already displayed at the Alexandra Palace and Glasgow shows, and all can be seen on our stand at the upcoming Model World Live event at the NEC on April 27th and 28th.

Please note that as ever with samples these are hand assembled and there are some fit and finish issues that will be improved ahead of full production.