CJM Class 56
Almost 2 years in the making, this model sets out to incorporate the characteristics some or all of which have eluded manufacturers whatever the scale. From the cab roof to the chunky bogies, all the correct detail is included for each particular batch.
As you would expect, all locomotives are fitted with the new version of the Saturn chassis with correct bogie and axle spacing. This combines the look of the locomotive with the excellent running characteristics expected of a CJM locomotive.
Super detailed versions are also available with painted driver and second man, vacuum / air pipes and a scale coupling at one end. (At extra cost)
|Railfreight Grey||Rail Blue||Large Logo||Transrail|
|Red stripe Railfreight||EWS||Loadhaul||Dutch|
|Sector 3 Tone Grey||Fast line Freight|
The CJM class 56 model is an accurate miniaturization of the real locomotive. We can now cater for all permutations and variations that have happened though the years of the 56, including Original Romanian, Doncaster and Crewe steel cab versions. Additionally, even with a limited edition model of 56029 which after a repair has a steel cab at No1 end and an original style at No2. Even more unusual, Romanian 56006 with 2 steel cabs and the only 56 never to receive any other livery than BR Blue. To cater for all these options CJM produces 4 different buffer beams and 4 different types of buffer including round, oval rectangular or class 60 style. The many differing cab hand rail styles are now all covered, etched and fitted individually, adding to that extra special CJM realism where by if you were small enough you could grab them and climb the loco!
With 135 locos built at 3 different locations, it is perhaps not surprising that these variations have occurred. The cab front of 56057 above is typical, the random addition of square headlights, the splitting of cab front hand rails and variation of RETB ariel’s. Further life extension programs have seen further changes from even more dramatic cut away buffer beams, revised cantrail grills and swapping of parts between locos. The introduction of Fast Line locos clearly illustrates some of these changes.
The extensive range of CJM class 56 variants caters for all these detail differences, by referring to other class 56 product pages and galleries this will become clearer