06 September 2019
The model retailer reveals images of its CAD modelling as proof of progress, with customers anticipating a delivery in 2021.
First CAD images of Rail's of Sheffield's exclusive 0-6-0 Caledonian Railway 812 Class locomotive, being manufactured by Bachmann have been released by the retailer.
Rails of Sheffield has said that subject to small amendments, the CAD design is complete and first EPs are anticipated early next year. The manufacturer anticipates livery samples will arrive towards the middle of next year for a delivery of models around late-2020 / early-2021.
The Caledonian Railway 812 and 652 Classes were 0-6-0 steam tender locomotives designed by John F. McIntosh for the Caledonian Railway and introduced in 1899. A total of 96 locomotives were built between 1899 and 1909 between John F. McIntosh, the Caledonian Railway at St. Rollox Works, Dübs & Co, Neilson, Reid & Co and Sharp Stewart. They had the same boiler type as the 721 Dunalastair Class 4-4-0s and gained the nickname "Jumbos".
The model project has received help from the Caledonian Railway 828 Trust, owners of No. 828, who provided facilities and encouragement to turn the project into reality.
CAD images highlight the forms of the OO gauge model - notice backhead and inner frame valve gear detail.
Rails of Sheffield is producing five versions, covering the lifespan of the class from its introduction to preserved members:
Code: 35-280Z Caledonian Railway Blue McIntosh 812 Class 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.828 (as built)
Code: 35-281Z McIntosh 812 Class 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive in LMS Black Livery No.17566
Code: 35-282Z McIntosh 812 Class 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive in BR Black Early Emblem No.57565 (weathered)
Code: 35-283Z McIntosh 812 Class 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive in BR Black Late Crest No.57566
Code: 35-284Z Caledonian Railway Blue McIntosh 812 Class 0-6-0 Steam Locomotive No.828 (as preserved)