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Exclusive N Gauge Class 47 Royal siblings from Kernow Model Centre and Locomotion Models

Kernow Model Rail Centre and Locomotion Models have announced exclusive Graham Farish N Gauge Class 47/7 models of 47799 'Prince Henry' and 47798 'Prince William' in EWS Royal Claret livery.

372-262Z Graham Farish Class 47/7 Diesel 47 799 Prince Henry
Class 47/7 Diesel 47 798 Prince William EWS Royal Claret livery

In the early 1990s, InterCity’s Class 47/4s 47 834 "Fire Fly" and 47 835 "Windsor Castle" were often utilised for use on the Royal Train. These were converted to Class 47/7 and renumbered 47 798 "Prince William" and 47 799 "Prince Henry" by May 1995. At the same time, they were repainted in a Royal Train version of the Res (Rail express systems) colour scheme. In August 1997 the Res logos were removed and replaced with EWS (English Welsh & Scottish Railway) branded claret. They served until 2004 when replaced by Class 67 locomotives. 47799 is now privately owned and preserved under repair on the Eden Valley Railway whilst 47798 forms part of the collection at the National Railway Museum.

47799 'Prince Henry

From Kernow Model Railway Centre comes 47799 'Prince Henry'. Built at BR Crewe and introduced as number D1654 on 23rd January 1965. Under the TOPS numbering system, she was initially renumbered as 47 070 in February 1974. Following renumbering to 47 620 in September 1984, she was named Windsor Castle at Paddington station by Her Majesty, The Queen on July 26th 1985. She retained the name upon a further renumbering to 47 835 in December 1989.

372-262Z Graham Farish Class 47/7 Diesel 47 799 Prince Henry

The Kernow Model Rail Centre Exclusive highly detailed model in N Gauge is being produced for KMRC by Graham Farish. The model features a die-cast chassis with all wheel drive, NEM coupling pockets, directional lighting and is supplied with an accessory pack that includes cosmetic couplings and buffer beam pipework.


Chris Trerise, Managing Director, said: “The EWS Royal Claret livery is particularly striking, we are pleased to add 47 799 Prince Henry in both DCC and SOUND FITTED versions, to our popular N Gauge KMRC Exclusives.”


Two versions are available to order from KMRC now:


372-262Z

Class 47/7 Diesel 47 799 Prince Henry EWS Royal Claret livery.

DCC Ready.

£179.99


372-262ZSF

Class 47/7 Diesel 47 799 Prince Henry EWS Royal Claret livery.

DCC Sound Fitted.

£279.99



47798 'Prince William'


From Locomotion Models comes 47798 'Prince William', and is the first N Gauge locomotive to feature in the Locomotion Models range. Built at Crewe by British Rail Crewe and Brush Ltd in 1965, the loco was named 'Firefly' in August 1985 and renamed 'Prince Willliam' in May 1995.

locomotion models 47798 prince william n gauge

Stuart David Brown, Retail & Models Team Leader for Locomotion Models said “We are pleased to offer the first exclusive locomotive in the National Collection in Miniature N-Gauge series. The OO-gauge version of Prince William was first released by Locomotion Models in 2012 and proved extremely popular, so we are looking forward to the arrival of this iconic locomotive in N-Gauge and hope it will be equally as successful.”


locomotion models 47798 prince william n gauge

Richard Proudman, Rail Brand Manager for Bachmann Europe said: “Bachmann has enjoyed a close relationship with the National Railway Museum and Locomotion Models for many years, indeed together we launched the National Collection in Miniature range with the Bachmann Branchline OO scale model of DP1, kickstarting a long and rewarding relationship. We are delighted that Locomotion Models have chosen to partner with Bachmann and our Graham Farish brand to launch their first ever N scale model. This model of ‘Prince William’ is a fitting subject which takes full advantage of the new and upgraded Graham Farish Class 47.”

locomotion models 47798 prince william n gauge

Two versions are available to order from today and can be reserved with on the Locomotion website today, with delivery expected in December.


372-262NRM

Class 47/7 Diesel 47 798 Prince William EWS Royal Claret livery.

DCC Ready.

£179.99


372-262NRMSF

Class 47/7 Diesel 47 798 Prince William EWS Royal Claret livery.

DCC Sound Fitted.

£279.99



Both models feature the updated Class 47 chassis with all wheel drive, NEM coupling pockets, Next18 socket, pre-fitted speaker and upgraded lighting functions. An accessory pack is also supplied which includes cosmetic couplings and buffer beam pipework.

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