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Sonic Models GWR 56XX Production Samples

Sonic Models have shown production samples of the soon to be released Sonic Models N Gauge GWR 56XX 0-6-2.


The 56XX is Sonic Models first N Gauge locomotive for the UK market and twelve different versions are available to pre-order, in four GWR and four BR liveries, covering the lengthy and hard-working lifespan of these ruggedly good looking tank locomotives.


Sonic Models N Gauge 56XX
5633 in BR unlined late crest livery (© Rails of Sheffield)
Sonic Models N Gauge 56XX
6639 in BR black with early emblem (© Rails of Sheffield)
Sonic Models N Gauge 56XX
5616 in GWR green with Egyptienne serif GWR lettering (© Rails of Sheffield)
Sonic Models N Gauge 56XX
5644 in GWR green with simplified ‘austerity’ sans-serif block lettering (© Rails of Sheffield)
Sonic Models N Gauge 56XX
5609 in GWR green with ‘shirtbutton’ motif (© Rails of Sheffield)
Sonic Models N Gauge 56XX
6623 in original GWR green with GREAT WESTERN lettering (© Rails of Sheffield)


The models feature high levels of detailing, and all eight wheels pick-up power – even the lightly sprung rear pony wheel. The model is configured to allow a speaker to be fitted in the bunker and the DCC socket is located such that a 6-pin ‘right angle’ decoder can be concealed in the cab.


The tooling has been designed to offer a variety of detail differences, including short or long top feeds, tapered or cylindrical buffers, standard or heavy duty wheel weights and with or without the smokebox door number plate.


Revolution Models state that "the arrival of the production samples is the last stage in the manufacture, and once these are checked and approved the main batch will be cleared for shipping, though ongoing restrictions and capacity shortages in international freight mean that this may take longer than the 4-6 weeks that would normally be allowed."


For more information visit the Revolution Trains Website

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