GER Wisbech & Upwell train packs

953001 • by Rapido Trains UK

Pre-order scheme

This model is scheduled for future release. Pay in full, or make a £30 deposit (non-refundable) and pay the balance when models are ready to ship.

Rapido Trains produced a Wisbech & Upwell locomotive – the ‘J70’ 0-6- 0T for Model Rail magazine – and now they are producing Wisbech & Upwell coaches.

When Model Rail commissioned the ‘J70’, it opted for LNER and BR liveries. In the days of the Great Eastern Railway, these tram locomotives (they were classified ‘C53’ at that time) and coaches wore matching liveries, creating a rather quaint little rural train.

Before 1919, the locomotives were painted coach brown with ultramarine blue frames and they hauled coach brown tramcars. After 1919, the locomotive livery changed to crimson and grey with the tramcars also being crimson.

Model Rail has generously given Rapido permission to produce a limited run of GER-liveried ‘C53s’ to complement their GER-liveried W&U coaches... and they will be available in two special train packs.

Now, strictly speaking, the ‘C53s’ were goods engines but it’s highly likely that they would have been pressed into passenger service on the W&U when required.

Each train pack will feature an appropriately numbered and liveried ‘C53’ alongside tram coaches No.7 and 8 in appropriate livery and physical condition for the time period.

The GER batch of ‘C53s’ feature all the same high-quality details as Model Rail’s ‘J70s’ but have an upgraded circuit board and Next18 decoder socket. There are also DCC sound-fitted packs available, featuring an exclusive sound project supplied by Digitrains.

This ready-to-run model in 00 gauge is produced by Rapido Trains UK.

This model is scheduled for future delivery. Pre-order for guaranteed availability.


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