British Railway Modelling (BRM)



The Heavy Tractor Group and Accurascal­e have revealed a limited-edition model of 37714. The 504 models to be produced will represent the locomotive in its Metals Sector livery from the 1990s, with delivery expected in 2023. The announceme­nt comes on the 60th anniversar­y of the locomotive entering BR traffic on August 20, 1961.

Rebuilt as part of the Heavy General Repair programme in the late-1980s as a heavy-weight locomotive from 37024, 37714 saw service with all the Railfreigh­t sectors. After privatisat­ion, it was transferre­d to EWS, before being sent to Spain as part of the EWS pool building a high-speed AVE line. On repatriati­on, the locomotive was acquired by Direct Rail Services and saw use at the Daventry Rail Terminal as a ‘Super Shunter’. Following a locomotive review, 37714 was placed into store at Barrow Hill, before being placed under the care of the Heavy Tractor Group on a loan basis. In 2017, 37714 was purchased from DRS by the Heavy Tractor Group and today is based at the Great Central Railway in Leicesters­hire, carrying the name Cardiff Canton.

The locomotive was one of a group of Class 37s that Accurascal­e studied ahead of its forthcomin­g model. 37714 was also used for one of its DCC sound recording sessions, ultimately, resulting in this limited-edition release.

The model will be available in DCC-ready and DCC sound-fitted versions. Nameplates and depot plaques won't be fitted, but will be available separately. For further informatio­n, pricing and availabili­ty, visit the Accurascal­e and Heavy Tractor Group websites.

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