GBRf “original” 66 – bespoke


Original GBRf liveried Class 66/7 in a number of your choice with a choice of no additional branding, First branding or small GB Railfreight branding (Timeframes described in full description below).

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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 “original’ GBRf 66 available are:

  • Original Gill Sans Extra Bold logo (all of 701-707 for 2001-2005)
  • Gill Sans Extra Bold logo with First branding (all of 701-707 applied from 2006-10)
  • Gill Sans Extra Bold logo with small GB Railfreight branding (only 705 and 707 from 2014)
  • All except 701 were named from early on in service with GBRf.
  • 705 has the Union Jack flag on the side

Our model of a GBRf “original” livery 66 is offered with original BMAC lights and 3-part cab windows (suitable to 2014-15 after which the windows were changed to 2-part cab windows and the logo font was changed). (Some images may not show the correct detail combinations) representing 66701-707. The livery was a slightly lighter shade of orange with text in Gill Sans font.

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

GBRf Gill Sans Extra Bold logo, Gill Sans Extra Bold logo with First branding, Gill Sans Extra Bold logo with small GB Railfreight branding


66701, 66702 Blue Lightning, 66703 Doncaster PSB 1981 – 2002, 66705 Golden Jubilee (with Union flag), 66706 Nene Valley, 66707 Sir Sam Fay Great Central Railway

DC/DCC sound?

DC/DCC ready, DCC sound