Cavalex launches first locomotive project – the Class 91!

Photo: Clas 91 91119 Bounds Green displays its recently applied Intercity colours which have already weathered with milage on the East Coast Main Line. It was at the head of 3.06pm from King's Cross on January 14 2019.


Cavalex Models had revealed three new projects headlined by its first ready-to-run locomotive for both ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge: the East Coast Main Line Class 91. It will also be producing matching Mk 4 carriages to go with the locomotives in both scales and has announced its third gauge freight wagon – the TEA 100-tonne bogie tanker.

Full details of pricing, specification and availability have yet to be announced for the Class 91 and Mk 4 stock, but Cavalex has confirmed that liveries will include InterCity Swallow and LNER colours together with 91119 Bound Green Intercity Depot 1977-2017. More information is to be revealed in April.

The Class 91s were introduced in 1989 with 31 being built between 1988 and 1991 to handle 125mph services between London, Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. They were joined by Mk 4 carriages and Driving Van Trailers (DVTs) between 1989 and 1992 and remain in service on the East Coast Main Line today.

The new TEA tanker is also be made for both ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge and will model vehicles built by the Standard Wagon Company for Total Oil in the late 1980s. They will be fitted with Gloucester GPS25 bogies and released in Total grey livery as well as a yet to be announced modern era scheme. The TEA will also be turned out as a barrier wagon used for movement of new London Underground S-Stock units. Prices and release dates are to be confirmed, but CAD drawing work is already underway.

Pre-orders are also now open for the Cavalex BBA steel flat wagons in ‘OO’ gauge and it is working on the CAD work for its ‘N’ gauge version of the same wagon. In addition it has announced a second run of PGA hoppers covering new version of the Redland and white LaFarge wagons for ‘OO’ gauge. Pre-orders are still open for its ‘N’ gauge PGA wagon too.

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