Model Rail (UK) - - Opening The Box -

KR Mod­els is a new name in the world of ‘OO’ gauge model man­u­fac­tur­ing and it has cho­sen the ex­per­i­men­tal gas tur­bine 4‑6‑0 No. GT3 as its first lo­co­mo­tive. No. GT3 was built by English Elec­tric in 1961 and was un­usual for the day in that it re­sem­bled a steam lo­co­mo­tive, com­plete with ten­der. In fact, the lo­co­mo­tive was fit­ted with high and low‑pres­sure tur­bines and had an out­put of 2,750hp. Ini­tial test­ing was car­ried out in Wales be­fore it moved to the Great Cen­tral’s Lon­don Ex­ten­sion. Its last tri­als in­cluded a run over Shap on the West Coast Main Line in 1962 be­fore it went into store. It was scrapped in 1966. KR Mod­els is to pro­duce two ver­sions of No. GT3: one DCC ready and one with sound. Spec­i­fi­ca­tions have yet to be con­firmed, but de­liv­ery is ex­pected in late 2019. Price: From £185.00 Avail­abil­ity: KR Mod­els Tel: 07808 632330 Web:­mod­

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