The wait is nearly over… An exciting package arrived in the Model Rail office during September, containing the remaining eight decorated samples of our ‘J70’ 0-6-0T. Here’s an exclusive taste of things to come. There are a few minor tweaks for Rapido Trains to carry out before production can start. Please be patient – they’re on their way! As we noted with the first two samples that we received in July, the bell will be painted roof grey because the factory cannot paint the mounting frame separately owing to the delicate nature of the component. We felt it was better for you to choose your favourite ‘brass’ colour if you wanted to paint it, rather than try to match the shade of roof grey.
MR-202: No. 68222, BR early emblem, full skirts
MR-203: No. 68225, BR early emblem
MR-201: No. 68219, BR early emblem
MR-206: No. 7128, LNER wartime, full skirts