Colas 66 – bespoke


Colas liveried Class 66/8 in a number of your choice with a choice of original Colas “helmet” logo (2009-2020) or the revised Colas “diamond” logo (2020-).

Please note that once production has started we can’t cancel or change your loco as these will be bespoke models produced to order (statutory rights still apply).

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We are working in partnership with Rainbow Railways to offer variations of our standard base liveries and tooling variations.

Revolution Bespoke allows customers to pick from a list of number/livery detail variations the specific loco number that you want.  The list of available variations will all represent real combinations of livery and details (we have been through a lot of research to enable this!). The base livery will be factory finished, but the final touches eg the side numbers and changes to logos or additional logos will be printed by Rainbow Railways along with any finishing touches eg etched nameplates.  The Revolution Bespoke models will finished by Rainbow Railways once the models arrive so will arrive with customers later than the standard versions to allow time for customisation. Please note that once production has started we can’t cancel or change your loco as these will be bespoke models produced to order (statutory rights still apply).

Variations of Colas 66 available are:

  • Colas “helmet” livery (2009-2020): 66841-850 (except 848 which is part of our standard range). There are optional etched nameplates for certain locos as fitted (you can pick whether you would like the nameplates or not on the appropriate locos):
      • 66847 was named Terry Baker in April 2019
      • 66849 was named Wylam Dilly in August 2011 (ie almost from new as a Colas 66)
      • 66850 was named David Maidment OBE in August 2013
  • Colas “diamond” logo as applied from 2020: 66846 – 66850 (847, 849 and 850 will come with etched nameplates)

Our model of a Colas 66 is offered with bug-eye lights. (Some images may not show the correct detail combinations). We will add images of the livery variations.  66841-845 were ex-DRS locos which Colas operated from X until Y, they were replaced in mid-2011 by ex-Freightliner locos creating 66846-850.

The Class 66 is an obvious evolution from our Class 59 model.  EWS introduced the first 66 in April 1998 and the 66s have since come to dominate the UK railways over the last 25 years.

All our models have the following common features:

  • Next generation heavy, diecast chassis with smooth running, low friction and low geared design (weight 100g+)
  • Highly detailed injection moulded body with photo-etched and wire details and separate plastic parts
  • Lift off, easy-access central body section (as per the prototype!) to allow access to the decoder socket and switches
  • Prototype body detail variations eg bodyshells, bogies, underframes, headlights, handrails, cab windows, buffers, tie-down loops, lights, sandboxes and couplers
  • Etched nameplates supplied (where appropriate)
  • Buffer beam detailing: one end super-detailed with solid air dam, air pipes and cosmetic coupler all fitted. Alternative solid air dam supplied for coupler end, and open air dam for those wishing to couple at both ends
  • Working accurate headlights including working marker lights. Lights switchable using easy to access microswitches or with DCC
  • Next 28 (ESU E24) decoder socket (see our Class 59 video for more details) and factory fitted speaker for easy sound fitting
  • Fine wheels to NMRA RP25 standards
  • Body-mounted, kinematic close couplers with NEM coupler sockets

Additional information

Livery variation?

Colas "Helmet" logo, Colas "Diamond" logo


66841, 66842, 66843, 66844, 66845, 66846, 66847, 66848, 66849, 66850

Named or unnamed?

Named, No nameplates

DC/DCC sound?

DC/DCC ready, DCC sound