CJM Class 66

Class 66 in EWS Livery with White Cab roof super detailed and heavily weathered. Photo Ian Wickes   Described by Ian as "Simply Stunning!!!"

Class 66 in EWS Livery with White Cab roof super detailed and heavily weathered.
Photo Ian Wickes
Described by Ian as “Simply Stunning!!!”

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

CJM Class 66 - 66 703 "Doncaster PSB" & 66 708 in GBRF livery lightly weathered

CJM Class 66 – 66 703 “Doncaster PSB” & 66 708 in GBRF livery lightly weathered

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.

CJM Class 66 - 66841 Advenza Freight and 66152 DB Schenker

CJM Class 66 – 66841 Advenza Freight and 66152 DB Schenker

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.

CJM Class 66 - 66007, 66028 and 66208 all in weathered EWS livery

CJM Class 66 – 66007, 66028 and 66208 all in weathered EWS livery

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 - 66152 DB Schenker Livery and 66028 Heavily weathered EWS Livery

CJM Class 66 – 66152 DB Schenker Livery and
66028 Heavily weathered EWS Livery

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
CJM Class 66 - 66504 in heavily weather Freightliner livery

CJM Class 66 – 66504 in heavily weather Freightliner livery

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!

CJM Class 66 - 66522 in Shanks Freightliner Livery

CJM Class 66 – 66522 in Shanks Freightliner Livery

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!