Another Brush Type 4 in 4mm… will this be the definitive one?
ITALIAN MANUFACTURER VITRAINS, which entered the British outline ‘OO’ gauge RTR market in 2007 with a Class 37, has announced a range expansion that is headlined by the introduction of a new locomotive – a Class 47…
The model, priced around £80, will be to a similar specification as the Type 3, with central five-pole motor and directional lighting. It also features a finely detailed and accurately dimensioned bodyshell.
A pre-Christmas release is proposed for the model which will initially be available in two body variants formats as is obvious from the following running numbers:
Class 47/4 47401 North Eastern (BR large logo blue)
Class 47/7 47768 Resonant (Rail express systems red/grey)
Class 47/8 47844 Derby & Derbyshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry (InterCity Swallow)
How will it fare against the existing Bachmann and Heljan products which, as we all know, have their faults?
ViTrains has also announced further Class 37 releases, some using its previously revealed tooling modifications, to create the Class 37/5 and Class 37/7 sub-class.
Class 37/7 37710 (Loadhaul black/orange)
Class 37/4 37417 Richard Trevithick (EWS maroon/gold)
Class 37/5 37505 & 37685 (InterCity Swallow) – limited edition twin pack
Class 37/5 37512 Thornaby Demon (Railfreight grey)