KMRC commissions first locomotive in 'O'

21 May 2021
Kernow Model Rail Centre shares images of its first exclusive locomotive in O gauge, with deliveries of models expected to be available late-2021.

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is to produce retail exclusive models of Brush Type 4 (later Class 47) D1610 Mammoth in two-tone green livery with small yellow warning panels, manufactured by Heljan.

Locomotive D1670 was originally introduced on March 20, 1965 and allocated to Cardiff Canton and named Mammoth after being allocated to Landore (Swansea) in August, 1965. It was later allocated to Bristol Bath Road and Old Oak Common.

Produced exclusively for the retailer, the Heljan model correctly represents D1670 as introduced, being an early boiler-fitted locomotive with full underframe tanks, glazed headcode panels and Serck radiator shutters. Also supplied with the model are a set of etched Mammoth nameplates.  

KMRC Mammoth Class 47

Chris Trerise, Managing Director of KMRC, said, “Having produced Mammoth as a OO gauge exclusive model in the past, it was an obvious candidate for our first venture in O gauge, especially as D1670 worked the inaugural Clayfreighter from Burngullow in Cornwall to Sittingbourne conveying clay slurry to Bowaters for paper production.”

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Further details on the model, including current pricing and availability can be found on the Kernow Model Rail Centre website.


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