22 October 2021
The model retailer is to receive models of 60044 'The Territorial Army Centenary' in an exclusive commission from Heljan.
Kernow Model Rail Centre has announced its second exclusive locomotive for O gauge. Produced by Heljan exclusively for KRMC, and expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2021 are models of 60040 in Deutsche Bahn Cherry Red with DB Schenker branding, named The Territorial Army Centenary.
60040 was built by Brush Traction for British Rail in February 1992, one of 100 class members. The entire Class 60 fleet became the property of English Welsh & Scottish (EWS) following the privatisation of British Rail during the mid-1990s. In November 2010, EWS's successor, DB Schenker, announced that a portion of the fleet would be overhauled, referring to such units as Super 60s, extending their service life through to around 2025.
60040 operates from Toton TMD in Nottinghamshire, and was originally named 'Brecon Beacons' between February 1992 and July 1996. After gaining the DB Schenker cherry red livery it was named 'The Territorial Army Centenary' along with a Union flag motif in June 2008, and was unveiled at the National Railway Museum. It is this condition that the KMRC Exclusive model represents.
Chris Trerise, Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to announce our second O gauge exclusive model, following on from our previously announced ‘Brush’ Type 4 Class 47 D1670 Mammoth. 60040 keeps with the ‘Brush’ theme, and celebrates the centenary of the Territorial Army looking striking in its iconic DB Schenker livery.”