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  • Writer's pictureTom Everitt

Exclusive Rapido N Gauge Class 44 from MalcS Models/TTC Diecast

Malcs Models & TTC Diecast have announced a Rapido Trains UK exclusive N Gauge Class 44.

rapido trains n gauge class 44

D8 “Penyghent” BR Green With Small Yellow Panel (As preserved) will be available in just 100 models. The prototype Locomotive is preserved at the Peak Rail and is only one of two surviving Class 44s.

D8 was built in 1960 and was one of only ten Class 44s built between 1959 and 1960. They were numbered D1-10 and also named after British mountains leading to this locos name ‘Penyghent’.

It was withdrawn from service in November 1980 and after withdrawal it was taken to Glasgow Works open day in June 1981, from there it was purchased by Steven Woods who had it taken to Aviemore.

It went to Boat of Garten for remedial repairs to get it in working order, but that never happened. It was then advertised for sale in September 1986 and has been owned by the North Notts Loco Group ever since.

rapido trains n gauge class 44

Rapido Trains N Gauge Class 44 - D8 “Penyghent”


Limited edition of only 60 models split equally between Macs Models and TTC Diecast


Limited edition of only 40 models split equally between Macs Models and TTC Diecast

All Locomotives will come with a certificate.

The models are expected to be delivered during quarter 1 2025 and will be available DCC ready and DCC sound fitted:

More information on the Rapido Trains UK Class 44 can be found here

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