British Railway Modelling (BRM)



Dapol has lifted the veil on its third 'next generation' diesel locomotive for N gauge at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at London’s Alexandra Palace on March 18/19, with a further Autocoach announceme­nt for OO gauge and update on its anticipate­d GWR ‘Toad’ for O gauge.

NEW ‘66’

The manufactur­er’s latest Co-Co model of the most-numerous diesel-electric locomotive Class in operation in the UK presently, promises a re-designed chassis, electronic­s and a newly-tooled body. The manufactur­er has said that models will also be sound-capable.

Nine liveries spanning the eras of the Class are promised in its first batch of models, with the locomotive­s expected to arrive with stockists in Q2, 2024. RRPs are expected to be £172.80 for DCC-ready, £205.20 for DCC-fitted and £291.60 for DCC sound-fitted. Speaking about the new model, Dapol's Neil Morrlle said: "This model will incorporat­e our new iron-cored five-pole motor offering excellent slow-running and exceptiona­l pulling power with reliabilit­y and robustness." Models will be fitted with a five-pole motor with all-wheel pick-up, and all-wheel drive, while a Next-18 decoder socket (recommende­d six-function decoder) will be standard. The full specificat­ion of this latest model can be read on World-ofRailways. Liveries promised are as follows:

• (2D-066-001) 66001 DB Red

• (2D-066-002) 66096 EWS

• (2D-066-003) 66531 Freightlin­er Original

• (2D-066-004) 66528 Freightlin­er Powerhaul Madge Elliott MBE - Borders Railway Opening 2015

• (2D-066-005) 66706 GBRf Nene Valley

• (2D-006-006) 66734 Jubilee Pink Platinum Jubilee

• (2D-066-007) 66779 BR Lined Green Evening Star

• (2D-066-008) 66428 DRS Plain Blue Carlisle Eden Mind

• (2D-066-009) 66846 Colas Rail

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