Revolution Trains RT-CL18-BE-006

Clayton Class 18 (18006-15) / CBD90 Beacon Rail Hybrid Battery Diesel Locomotive (BMAC Light Cluster)

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Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2022) Current Era

Manufacturer description
Revolution Trains have announced they are producing the new Clayton Engineering Class 18 CBD80 / CBD90 hybrid battery diesel shunting locomotive in OO gauge.  Models are available to pre-order exclusively from Rails!

Expected Delivery Q4 2023 (Subject to change at Manufacturer's Discretion).


Clayton has supplied variations of its CBD80/90 hybrid battery-diesel loco to a number of industrial users with an initial build of 5 for Tata Steel, 2 for Sellafield and 15 for Beacon Rail with more expected in the future. Clayton and Beacon hope that the Class 18 will begin to replace elderly Class 08s as the modern yard shunter of choice.

The 15 Beacon locos have been assigned to Class 18 on the rail network and are expected to be hired out to freight operators in a number of industrial and yard locations. 18001 is currently on test at the Chasewater Railway with Clayton delivering further Class 18s from now until mid-2023.

Revolution have an exclusive licence from Beacon to use their logo and branding on the Class 18s, plus an agreement from Tata Steel.


Catalogue listing

Revolution Trains
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Limited edition model for
Rails of Sheffield

Model details

DCC status
DCC 21
Interior lighting

Special commissions are usually only available new from the commissioning organisation, and may well have sold out on pre-order before they even end up listed here! But you may be able to find used items on marketplace or auction websites.

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