EWS Bo-Bo Diesel Electric Class 67 'Queen's Messenger'
Length: 235mm; Running No. 67005 'Queen's Messenger'; Livery: Royal Train Claret; Period Current; Finish: Pristine; Built: Alstom, Spain; Class Introduced: 1999; Number Built: 30; Suitable Rolling Stock: Current passenger and freight stock plus Royal Train coaches.
A recent release the Hornby R2523 Class 67 Royal Train in deep claret appeared on the operational layout at Warley MRC last night. This former Lima model looked superb in its new livery with its very crisp printwork readable through a magnifying glass. The loco had bright directional lighting at both ends, was a very smooth performer and is DCC ready, and hauled a rake of 7 royal coaches around the layout with ease. Traction tyres were fitted on two wheels, one in each opposite corner of the loco. The old style large Hornby/Lima couplings are prominent but this is a minor niggle for any new owner who will be very satisfied with this loco.