Delivered into Newport Docks on board the MV Stellanova in April 2004, 66850 first went into service with Freightliner, before being transferred to operations with Colas in June 2011. In August 2013, 66850 was named ‘David Maidment OBE’ at the National Track Plant Exhibition at Long Marston, in a naming ceremony honouring the founder of the ‘Railway Children’ charity.
Railway Children was founded in 1996, following Maidment’s encounter with a young girl begging on a railway station in India and he has since dedicated his life to raising awareness of the plight of children living alone and at risk on the streets and railway platforms.
Item Length – Without Packaging (cm): 28
Item Scale: 1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
DCC Status: DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Livery: Colas Rail
Minimum Curve (mm): Radius 2
Motor: 5 Pole Skew wound
Class: Class 66
Tip: This item can easily be fitted with a DCC decoder to make it digital ready for use with existing or new digital train layouts. Use the Hornby NMRA compliant DCC decoder (R8249) and you can plug it straight in or use a Hornby TTS Sound decoder.