C&M Models of Carlisle has commissioned two BR blue Class 86 locomotives with TOPS numbers and separate etched nameplates. Details can be found on its web site here. I have posted some pictures of both models whic represent 86 204 ‘City of Carlisle’ (very appropriate) and 86 241 ‘Glenfiddich’.The specification is the same as those detailed in my last post except only 125 of each model has been produced making it a very limited exclusive model.
The models are shown without their etched plates. The nameplates are supplied in the box with additional detailing parts to be fitted by the modeller.Both models look very neat and they do bring back memories of spotting AC electric at Carlisle when they were commonly found on a variety of duties. If they succeed in provoking memories, the model has done its job. After all, that’s one of the prime reasons for getting into railway modelling in the first place!