CJM Class 56

CJM Class 56's - 56044 "Cardiff Canton" in Metals livery with light weathering and 56030 "Eggborough Power Station" in Coal Sector livery with heavy weathering

CJM Class 56’s – 56044 “Cardiff Canton” in Metals livery with light weathering and
56030 “Eggborough Power Station” in Coal Sector livery with heavy weathering

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.

CJM Class 56 - 56019 in weathered and faded Red Stripe Railfreight livery. This model also has a super detailed No 1 cab end.

CJM Class 56 – 56019 in weathered and faded Red Stripe Railfreight livery.
This model also has a super detailed No 1 cab end.

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)

CJM Steel Cab 56 - 56038 "Western Mail" lightly weathered in BR Blue Livery.

CJM Steel Cab 56 – 56038 “Western Mail” lightly weathered in BR Blue Livery.

Available liveries:

Railfreight Grey Rail Blue Large Logo Transrail
Red stripe Railfreight EWS Loadhaul Dutch
Sector 3 Tone Grey Fast line Freight
CJM Class 56 - showing 3 of the many cab versions

CJM Class 56 – showing 3 of the many cab versions

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!

Image By Ian Wickes

Image By Ian Wickes

CJM Class 56 - 56301 in Fastline livery

CJM Class 56 – 56301 in Fastline livery

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