A EWS stickered ex-sub-sector Class 60 is the latest from Hornby.
MARGATE-BASED R-T-R manufacturer Hornby continues to tease modern modellers with its Class 60 releases, the latest being the EWS ‘big beastie’ liveried No. 60014 Alexander Fleming.
Rather than produce the locomotive in its original Railfreight Petroleum colour scheme, or another sub-sector machine, Hornby’s model represents No. 60014’s current defaced condition (Cat No. R2639, RRP £95.00), which follows on from 2006’s rather uninspired Mainline Freight grey liveried No. 60077 Canisp.
Livery application is up to Hornby’s usual high standard, the EWS logos being particularly good, but sadly the company has made yet another livery error, applying Trainload Metals cabside repeaters, rather than the correct Petroleum versions. Other than that issue, this is the same excellent model that wowed modellers when it was first released in late 2005, and which has yet to be bettered by another 4mm scale locomotive.
The release just leaves No. 60066 in its hybrid Transrail/Coal sub sector livery (Cat No. R2640) to be produced from the 2007 catalogue.