• N Gauge News

Sonic Models announce N Gauge 61XX Large Prairie

Sonic Models have announced a brand new N Gauge GWR 61XX Large Prairie which will be available exclusively from Rails of Sheffield.


The announcement video can be watched here:



The Sonic model will be offered in both Great Western and British Railways liveries and all feature a similar drive to Sonic’s popular GWR 56xx and forthcoming Class J50 as well as a detailed backhead in the cab and 6-pin DCC socket arranged such that a 90° decoder will ensure that the chip is largely hidden in normal use.


Sonic Models Large Prairie

The model will feature:


• 51xx/61xx detailed prototype body

• Livery options for GWR and BR designs

• Die-cast chassis block

• Coreless 12v motor

• 6 pin DCC socket for 90° RA decoders

• Phosphor Bronze driving wheel bearings

• All wheel pick up

• See through spoked wheels

• Finescale coupling and connecting rods

• NEM mounted N Gauge couplings

• Buffer beam detailing parts


Sonic Models Large Prairie

Liveries planned for release are as follows:


S2103-01

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

'GREAT WESTERN' GWR GREEN

NO.5164

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-02

CLASS 61XX LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

'GWR' GREEN

NO.6106

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-03

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

BR GREEN

NO.4144

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-04

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

BR BLACK (EARLY CREST)

NO.519

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-05

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

BR LINED GREEN (EARLY CREST)

NO.4167

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-06

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

BR LINED GREEN (LATE CREST)

NO.4141

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-07

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

BR LINED GREEN (LATE CREST)

NO.5101

Sonic Models Large Prairie

S2103-08

CLASS 5101 LARGE PRAIRIE 2-6-2 TANK LOCOMOTIVE

BR BLACK (LATE CREST)

NO.4156

Sonic Models Large Prairie


The EP1 sample has been reviewed by Sonic Models and the decorated samples are expected Summer 2022. The models are currently on track for delivery late 2022 / early 2023.


The models are priced at £129.95 and all version are available to pre-order now with just a £30 deposit from Rails of Sheffield.