Sonic Models has announced their first 4mm locomotive: the imposing and stylish Robinson GCR/LNER 9N/A5 4-6-2T.
The Sonic model will be offered in both original GCR and later LNER versions and features a heavy die-cast chassis, flywheel, Next 18 DCC socket hidden in the cab, sugar cube speaker, NEM coupling pockets, sprung buffers and all models will be supplied with an accessory pack including coal shovel and rake and dummy screw-link couplers.
Detail differences include GCR or LNER dome, whistle and smokebox, 3-rail or 5-rail coal bunker, single or split cab front window, cab-sides open or with windows and smooth or riveted sandbox wrapper.
Livery variations include GCR lined green, GCR lined green with L&NER lettering, LNER lined and BR mixed traffic lined black with BRITISH RAILWAYS lettering, early emblem or late crest.BR mixed traffic lined black with early emblem
Tooling is complete and EP samples have been tested. The first decorated model has been received for assessment.
These models are being manufactured in China by Sonic Models. Rails of Sheffield have been appointed the exclusive retailer.
The model RRP is priced at £149.95, subject to any changes in currency and conditions between now and production, and is expected to be ready to ship Q1 / Q2 2022.
All models are available to pre-order now with just a £30 deposit. Pre-Ordering is highly recommended.
Sample images of No.5167 have been hand painted