Kernow’s ship sails in

REVIEWS: Following in the wake of the Aggregate Industries Class 66, another of the GBRf celebrities is available in 4mm scale.

IT is a good time for fans of Class 66s, and the GB Railfreight fleet in particular, as this month sees the release of another limited edition Bachmann model in ‘OO’ gauge.

Having featured No. 66711 Sence in its Aggregate Industries colours last issue, this has now been joined by No. 66709 Sorrento in another customer livery, this time the distinctive Mediterranean Shipping Company scheme. The source of the model is once again Kernow Model Rail Centre, this being the latest commission to be developed in secret and then announced upon delivery.

No. 66709 has carried a Medite livery almost since new, it first receiving the much liked black and orange version in the summer of 2002, soon after arrival in the UK. This was carried for just shy of a decade, April 2012 bringing the unveiling of a new look that saw blue-backed vinyls applied to the bodysides, these displaying a huge picture of one of MSC’s vast container ships. The loco was also renamed Sorrento after the Italian town where the shipping company is headquartered.

Read more in the August issue of RE – on sale now!

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