CJM Class 66
When first introduced, many thought that the class 66 bought by EWS was just a Class 59 in a new livery – not so! This was a very different beast indeed as CJM were to find when EWS kindly allowed a visit to Toton in May of 1999, to photograph and measure 66 001
The model has all the features expected of a CJM product, capturing the look of the real thing. Not content to rest with the fine details of the original product CJM has made various improvements. Glazing, horn grills and other details were introduced in 2003, and from 2004 added fixed body mounted front aprons and couplers as per the class 67. Driver and interior cab detail (as standard), New light cluster and an improved version of the Saturn chassis complete the improvements so far. Note:- Folded buckeye coupler now fitted on all super detailed EWS locos.
With typical CJM artistry all this loving attention to detail is captured and enhanced by the airbrush with “scale colour” magically applied. All the locomotives currently run by EWS are available.
Locomotives available are:-
|• EWS Livery 66 001 -> 66 250||• Freightliner Livery 66 501 ->|
|• GBRF Livery 66 701 -> 66 716||• Shanks Freightliner – 66 522|
|• DB Schenker 66 152||• Advenza Freight – 66 841 -> 66 843|
|Slight livery variations are included. Railtrack logos are NOT currently available.|
CJM Class 66 Names available include:-
|GBRF Livery||Freightliner Livery|
|66 701 – Railtrack National Logistics||66 501 – Japan 2001|
|66 701 – Whitemoor||66 502 – Basford Hall Centenary 2001|
|66 702 – Blue Lightning||66 503 – Railway Magazine|
|66 703 – Doncaster PSB||66 526 – Driver Steve Dunn|
|66 707 – Sir Sam Fay||66 527 – Don Raider|
|66 713 – Forest City||66 532 – P&O Nedlloyd Atlas|
|66 714 – Cromer Lifeboat||66 533 – Senator Express / Hanjin Express|
|66 716 – Willesden Traincare Centre||66 534 – OOCL Express|
|66 552 – Maltby Raider|
|66 576 – Hamburg Sud Advantage|
|66 601 – The Hope Valley|
|66 618 – Railways Illustrated APA|
As the freight market in Britain has developed, the EWS Class 66 locomotives have been seen far and wide, even operating in unusual locations such as the St Ives branch in Cornwall on ballast duties, to moving freight in the Highlands of Scotland. Not only restricted to freight. the Class 66 can be seen hauling excursion trains around various parts of the system and even operating on preserved lines. With very few routes now barred to it, the Class 66 has become the versatile ‘go anywhere – seen anywhere’ locomotive. A must for any modern layout!
With the expansion of work, various other operators have ordered versions of the General Motors Class 66. Keeping up with the new liveries is something of a challenge which at CJM we like to meet! Currently, CJM can offer not only the EWS maroon and gold, but now the eye catching green and yellow livery of Freightliner with GBRF blue and gold also now in production.
Once again CJM feels that the true look of the locomotive has been captured, right down to the fine lining and correctly spaced letters. A stunning model whatever the livery!