18 November 2021
Produced by Rapido Trains UK, this will be an exclusive livery for the OO gauge 16in Hunslet.
Only 125 models of “Ring Haw” (Hunslet 1982 of 1940) will be produced. 100 of these will be available through Hardy’s Hobbies on general sale whilst the remainder have been donated by Rapido Trains UK to the M&GN Society (the owners of Ring Haw) to help with the overhaul of the real locomotive.
Each model purchased from Hardy’s Hobbies will come with a numbered certificate, a specially made to fit driver and fireman and a small bag of coal that can be glued into the bunker.
The real locomotive now resides on the North Norfolk Railway and is about to undergo a full overhaul. The engine spent its entire working life at Nassington Ironstone Quarries where it worked alongside sister locomotive “Jacks Green” which is available in the standard Rapido range.
The model will feature all the same specifications as the Rapido model but will only be available as a DCC Ready version. These features include:
• Die-cast metal construction
• High quality motor and mechanism
• Next18 decoder socket
• DCC Sound option
• High level of detail with plenty of separately fitted parts
• NEM coupler pockets
• Sprung Buffers
To find out more and to order your model please visit the Hardy's Hobbys website.