Wednesday, 13 July 2016

RED (& GOLD) SHED

Ex-EWS Class 66 gets the DB branding.


In the next issue of Model Rail magazine (MR225), we're running a Masterclass of the Class 66, a true design classic if ever there was one. Like 'em or not, they're probably the most successful diesel-electric locomotives to have run on UK railways. With the last ever example entering service with GBRf this year, it seemed a good idea to mark the event with an updated profile of the type.

My allotted part in the proceedings is to recreate an ex-EWS Class 66, but with the discreet brandings of current operator Deutsche Bahn. Despite taking over EWS years ago, only a handful of '66s' have been repainted. Indeed, it's also taken a while before the EWS logos have been removed from those yet to be painted bright red.

It appears that Bachmann are to recreate one such ex-EWS loco at some point, but I thought I'd beat them to it, with the aid of some great DB transfers from Railtec. With these now in place and the loco re-numbered, I'm about to embark on a suitable weathering job... stay tuned for more updates!


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