Hornby R3950A

GBRf/Belmond Royal Scotsman, Class 66, Co-Co, 66746 – Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description

Introduced in 1985 by the operating company, Great Scottish & Western Railway Co. (GS&WR), since 2005 the overnight luxury train has been run by Belmond Ltd. Initially hauled by West Coast Railways using Class 37, 47 or 57 locomotives, since 2016 GBRf have held the haulage contract; two Class 66 locomotives being dedicated to the train: 66743 and 66746. Both locomotives carry the Belmond Royal Scotsman maroon livery, featuring the GS&WR crest, which was applied during April/May 2016 at Arlington Fleet Services' Eastleigh works. 66746 entered traffic on 11th April and 66743 followed shortly after, on 30th May.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3950A
RRP:
£74.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Belmond Royal Scotsman
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Running number
66746

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 66
Operator
GBRf
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
65 mph / 75 mph
Designer
Electro-Motive Diesel
Built
2001-2007

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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