RAIL EXPRESS Modeller special edition: The Colas 'twins'
RAIL EXPRESS Modeller completes the set once again with a Class 47 'twin pack' from ViTrains.
REM have commissioned a twin-pack of Colas Rail Class 47/7s, Nos. 47727 Rebecca & 47749 Demelza. It may be recalled that the machines were overhauled at Eastleigh Works in 2007 for the company's rail head treatment train contract and have been a colourful sight on the railway ever since.
As with past 'special editions' REM have reached special agreement for the models to be 'made-to-order' before a clearly defined cut-off date, ensuring that all parties who register an interest will be guaranteed of success. In this instance, REM require order confirmation by the end of May with a provisional delivery date of late summer. Fortunately, despite the poor exchange rate that has seen prices escalate, the Italians have not been subject to the same delays that have severely affected the firms with Chinese factories. Priority order forms are in the process of being despatched to previous customers but if you are new to us you will find out all your need on the REM website or, alternatively, give REM a call on 01780 470086. As is to be expected, REM will not take any payment until the models are physically in the UK and ready for mailing out.
The locomotives, which cannot be made available singly, will be referenced as accurately as possible and decorated to REM's demanding specification, including accurate base colours and a wealth of fine printed lettering. In addition to the normal certificate of authenticity REM will be providing an impressive set of etched stainless steel nameplates incorporating not only the Rebecca and Demelza names but worksplates and the 83H shedplates (worth around £8 for two locomotives!).
In an effort keep costs under control in these difficult times REM have chosen to peg the price well below the new RRP and are pleased to be able to offer this collectable twin pack at £160 plus £4.95 to cover recorded delivery P&P.
An order form will be uploaded very soon, but otherwise you can contact REM at the address or phone number below.
Send your order, with payment (cheque or postal order) to:
RAIL EXPRESS (Colas 47 Model Offer),
20 Park Street
Near Peterborough PE8 6XN
or simply phone the REM hotline and order by credit card: +44 (0)1780 470086