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NEWS: National Collection in Miniature - D6535 'Hertfordshire Rail Tours'

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Locomotion Models are delighted to announce that they have commissioned a OO Scale Class 33/1 locomotive No. D6535 ‘Hertfordshire Rail Tours’ from Heljan. This is the first exclusive edition model produced for Locomotion Models by the Danish manufacturer.

Built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company it was delivered on the 10th December 1960, it entered service on British Railways Southern Region as D6535. It was renumbered 33116 on 31st December 1973 and was named ‘Hertfordshire Rail Tours’ on 11th December 1993 at Weymouth station by John Farrow and Ian Kapur of Hertfordshire Rail Tours. The name was carried until April 1998. It was withdrawn from traffic in August 1998 and stored out of use at Old Oak Common until June 2003 when it was acquired for the National Collection. The National Railway Museum loaned it to the Great Central Railway in April 2005 where it has been located ever since and is available for traffic.

The Heljan model utilises existing tooling and will be produced DCC READY which requires the fitting of an 8PIN decoder into the socket provided. The model carries the Eastleigh depot ‘Spitfire’ plaque, has working directional lighting, NEM coupling pockets, etched nameplates and sprung buffers. The model will cost £149 and is due for release in December 2019.

The model will be available across the counters at both Locomotion (Shildon) and The Railway Museum (York) as well as through the Locomotion Models website at www.locomotionmodels.com

The model can be pre-ordered for a deposit of £30.

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