Cavalex Class 56 DCC Sound Price Confirmed

Posted by Warren Bennett on

Cavalex Models are pleased to report that as the OO Gauge Class 56 project enters the production stage of the process.

They can release the price of the DCC sound fitted loco - with the price being set at £289.95.

This goes along with the previously announced price for the DCC Ready models which is £189.95.

Rails would like to thank all customers that have pre ordered a Cavalex Class 56 so far, we will be contacting anyone with a Sound Fitted version on order with us.
Cavalex will also require a order from us at the end of the month, so to help us with our final numbers we encourage customers to place pre orders as soon as possible.

Pre Order from Rails today with just a £30.00 deposit required when ordering. Range currently expected Late Summer 2023.

Please note the Railtour Twin Train Pack has different prices than the rest of the range.

DCC Ready pack - £379.90

 DCC Sound pack - £579.90


Please see the full DCC Sound specification of the model below:
• Custom sound project recorded and programmed by ESU, which interacts with independently driven roof fans, each with its own quiet coreless motor, to authentically replicate the way that the real locomotive operates, under various loads and conditions.
• Newly developed speaker by ESU (one passive radiator and sugar cube combination unit)


• Full independently controlled lighting, allowing for parked, yard, light engine, and ‘on train’ modes, with realistic levels of brightness and colour representative of the prototype being modelled. 
• Realistically bright (or dim depending how you look at it) cab lighting.  
• Hall sensors for fully adjustable automated flange squeal on sound fitted models which was first demonstrated to customers at the Rails of Sheffield open day in August 2022. This feature
automatically provides the characteristic screech as the wheels enter sharp curves. Not having to activate the sound manually only adds to the immersive effect whilst driving the locomotive. 
• Power bank providing smooth uninterrupted running, which combined with floating centre axles, allows trouble free road holding and power.
Cavalex 56008 running on Mike Knowles’ excellent P4 layout Boston Frodsham

EM and P4 gauge drop in wheel sets will be available to pre-order with the Class 56 locomotive, price set at £20.

If you would like this adding to a current Class 56 pre order please contact us HERE

The locomotive will incorporate the following features:

  • A wealth of separately fitted parts, including bogies which aren’t just one piece mouldings to allow for proper detail relief
  • Photo etched grilles throughout the model
  • All wheel pick up
  • Alloy chassis to allow the locomotive to pull prototypical wagon rakes
  • 5 pole motor with twin flywheels, geared for prototypical running speeds with superb
  • slow speed control
  • 21 pin DCC interface, with easy DCC fitting provision
  • DCC sound and stay alive options (Further news to follow)
  • Provision for an EM2 Speaker in the chassis as standard
  • Drop in EM/P4 wheelset packs available to order separately to coincide with the
  • release of the model (Further news to follow)
  • Separately motor operated roof fans via a function output on DCC, or when moving
  • on DC
  • Etched name plates supplied as appropriate
  • Both standard and revised cantrail grill options depending on prototype.

Cavalex 56008 running on the DEMU North East Area Group’s Rountree Sidings – Photo courtesy Iain Davies

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