Sonic Models doubles variants of its GWR 56XX for N gauge


By Howard Smith

31 March 2020

An additional six variants of Sonic Models' GWR/BR(W) 56XX are to be made available, with new liveries.

N-gauge newcomer Sonic Models is offering additional liveries and new numbers to its forthcoming 56XX GWR/BR(W) 0-6-2T locomotive for N gauge.

The new versions join those already announced and will all be available only from Rails of Sheffield.

 

Rails of Sheffield will handle processing and fulfilment of all the models once manufacture is complete and they are ready to ship. Production has started and it is anticipated that the models will arrive in the UK during the summer. The six new variants include three new identities for existing liveries and three all-new versions.

 

New liveries include GW unlined green with 'shirt-button' logo, as used from the mid 1930s until WWII, GWR unlined green with GWR 'austerity' block style lettering as applied in wartime and BR unlined black with 'BRITISH RAILWAYS' lettering from the early years of nationalisation. Additional numbers are being offered in BR lined green with late crest, BR unlined black with early emblem and GW unlined green with 'GREAT WESTERN' lettering, as Sonic has said these have proved the most popular variants so far. The complete list of 12 models is as follows:

 

(S2101-01) - 5637. BR lined green, late crest.

(S2101-01A) - 5643.  BR lined green, late crest. New.

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(S2101-02) - 6681. BR lined green late crest (small) weathered.

(S2101-03) - 5633. BR unlined green, late crest.

(S2101-04) - 6639. BR unlined black, early emblem.

(S2101-04A) - 5619. BR unlined black, early emblem. New.

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(S2101-05) - 5616. GW unlined green with GWR shaded lettering.

(S2101-06) - 6623. GW unlined green with 'GREAT WESTERN' lettering.

(S2101-06A) - 6671. GW unlined green with 'GREAT WESTERN' lettering. New.

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(S2101-07) - 5609. GW unlined green with shirtbutton logo. New.

Sonic Models 56XX

(S2101-08) - 6602.  BR unlined black with 'BRITISH RAILWAYS' letting. New.

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(S2101-09) - 5644. GW Unlined green with plain GWR block lettering. New.

Sonic Models 56XX

 

Two of the new versions are of locomotives in preservation, and it is anticipated that proceeds will be used to make a donation to their owners to enable valuable work to continue. New and existing 56XX models will only be available to order from Rails of Sheffield who will also fulfill orders. Visit its website for current pricing.