Limited edition model of 37114 Dunrobin Castle
Mickleover Model Railway Group has commissioned Bachmann to produce an exclusive limited edition OO gauge model of class 37/0 No: 37114 Dunrobin Castle. Depicted in pristine condition, it will carry the ever-popular large logo blue colour scheme complete with the Highland Rail emblems of Inverness depot. The model, of which only 512 are being produced, will be accurate for the period, featuring the correct 37/0 bodyshell, open boiler port, flush boiler roof panel, split headcode boxes and gangway doors. Each locomotive will be supplied with Shawplan Extreme Etchings nameplates and a numbered limited edition certificate.
Other features include:
* 21 pin DCC ready.
* Full head and tail lighting plus cab lights.
* Provision for DCC sound to be fitted.
* Twin flywheel skew-wound five-pole motor.
* Six-axle drive and all wheel pickup.
The anticipated cost of each model is £149.99 plus postage and packing with delivery expected to be in late-2017/early-2018. They will be available on a first come first served basis only, so please either complete the form at the exhbition or visit Mickleover Model Railway Group’s website: www.mmrg.org.uk to declare your interest and secure your model. No deposit is required at this stage, but you will be contacted shortly before the models arrive to arrange payment.
Class 37, No: 37114, was built in English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry in 1962, being outshopped as D6814 and initially allocated to Sheffield Darnall shed. The locomotive had spells at Tinsley, Thornaby and March depots, before reaching Scotland in the 1980s at Eastfield and Inverness. Receiving large logo blue livery in 1984, it was named Dunrobin Castle at Dunrobin on 30th June 1985. In June 1989, it was repainted into Railfreight Distribution’s triple grey sector livery at Doncaster works and reallocated to Eastfield before returning to Tinsley in 1991, continuing to carry the name Dunrobin Castle until March 1993. The locomotive was repainted into engineers dutch livery at Bescot depot in May 1993 prior to being renamed City of Worcester. It later received EW&S maroon and gold colours following privatisation, being then allocated to Old Oak Common, Crewe, Motherwell and, finally Toton depots. Following withdrawal, 37114 was cut up at EMR, Kingsbury, in January 2008.