New Brand Launch

Posted by Oliver Davies on

Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models have joined forces to introduce a range of models which are being produced exclusively under our new brand – Railway Icons.

Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield have previously worked together to introduce some exciting models to the National Collection in Miniature, including some of our most popular releases: Hardwicke, D Class, Terrier and most recently the NER ES1. We are thrilled to be continuing this collaboration going forwards. Traditionally, Locomotion Models has produced models in the condition in which they are preserved in the National Collection, while Rails of Sheffield produced alternative but authentic versions as they appeared in traffic prior to preservation. The new Railway Icons brand allows us to produce models both within and outside of the National Collection that we are confident will be of interest to both modellers and collectors.

Railway Icons will work with existing manufacturers with whom we have already developed excellent relationships with over the years, and we already have several new projects in various stages of development, details of which will be released in due course. This new endeavour is in no way the end of the existing National Collection in Miniature range, so you can expect to see both ranges developed alongside one another moving forwards.

Models produced as part of the Railway Icons range will be available from retail shops at the National Railway Museum in York, Locomotion at Shildon, and from Rails of Sheffield, as well as being available for purchase online or by telephone. These will also be available for purchase from Locomotion Models’ trade stand at their various appearances at railway exhibitions throughout the year.

Adam Davies, Director of Rails of Sheffield said “we have worked closely with the National Railway Museum to produce a number of iconic models over the past few years and with that relationship has developed to the point where we can expand the appeal further. It means both parties can now diversify outside the items within the National Collection and bring to market iconic models of other items.”

Tom Mackie, Group Retail Operations Manager of the Science Museum Group said “without our relationship with Rails of Sheffield we would have struggled to maintain the momentum of producing models of items in the National Collection. We are delighted that the partnership has now moved forward with the launch of Railway Icons and it will enable us to bring other items to market working alongside our manufacturing partners.

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