RfD Class 47 are selling quickly - name and number options revealed
The Vitrains Railfreight Distribution Class 47s are proving a big hit, and whilst the named duo of No. 47365 Diamond Jubilee and No. 47555 Commonwealth Spirit have been romping out we've been especially delighted by the response to the offer for un-numbered and named models. There's not much longer before the pre-ordering option ends, so make sure you don't miss out!
THE TELEPHONE HAS BEEN red hot over the last couple of weeks after the announcement of our Railfreight Distribution Class 47 Special Editions. The launch of our webpages plus national advertising and mentions on specialist news sites and forums have meant that an incredible 70% of our allocated production capacity is alread taken up with pre-orders. The good news is that the Italian company has allowed us an extra two weeks before closing its order book, meaning we can extend the pre-orders deadline until May 14th. We will place our firm order quantity on that date, so thereafter there will be no guarantee for those who have yet to commit although we will build in a small contingency order.
The normal, fully-decorated, locos are as popular as ever but its the un-named and un-numbered models that have generated the most interest. It is clear there is a big market for personalisation and we are providing an easy route for modellers to add their own names and numbers using the extras supplied (or we can do it for you for a small charge). As promised, and to provide that extra incentive for those thinking about an un-numbered purchase, we present the list of machines that fit our models specific detail variations. Of course, if you are not that fussy about such things as marker lights, underframe tanks and boiler panels you can choose pretty much any loco you like. Don't forget, all the un-numbered models are still available to pre-order in standard, DCC chipped and sound-fitted configurations. The details and prices are all listed in our on-line shop.
Number and name options for V2108 (Un-numbered original RfD)
The combination of features used on this model will allow the following locomotives to be accurately modelled. The 20-strong selection includes some machines which benefitted from RfD's early moral-boosting namings after traincrew depots including Bescot Yard and Carlisle Currock as well as that well-known tipple Johnnie Walker. There's also the Welsh bilingual Amlwch Freighter and the automotive related The Silcock Express. Transfers for the running numbers listed plus these five sets of photo-etched nameplates will be included in the box. We are also happy to quote for application of any name/number combination not on this list.
- 47231 The Silcock Express
- 47238 Bescot Yard
- 47283 Johnnie Walker
- 47298 Pegasus (nameplate special order only)
- 47330 Amlwych Freighter/Trên Nwyddau Amlwych
- 47361 ICI Wilton Endeavor (nameplate special order only)
- 47588 Carlisle Currock
- 47600 Dewi Sant/Saint David (nameplate special order only)
Click here for a little taster of No. 47225
Number/name options for V2110: Un-numbered – RfD European
The details variations on this model have been designed to allow the following locomotives to be accurately represented. The two dozen identities includes machines with more international names as well as that of railway installations and a link with automotive traffic (which was part of RfD's portfolio). Our selection of eight photo-etched nameplates will comprise Herbert Austin & Henry Ford, Saltley Depot & Warrington Yard plus The Port of Liverpool, The Sapper, Parsec of Europe and Diamond Jubilee. These and several un-named running numbers will be on the transfer sheet. We are also happy to quote for the application of any name/number combination not on this list.
- 47049 GEFCO (nameplate special order only)
- 47200 Herbert Austin
- 47236 Rover Group (nameplate special order only)
- 47245 The Institute of Export (nameplate special order only)
- 47286 The Port of Liverpool
- 47293 Transfesa (nameplate special order only)
- 47306 The Sapper
- 47310 Henry Ford
- 47312 Parsec of Europe
- 47323 Rover Group (nameplate special order only)
- 47326 Saltley Depot
- 47338 Warrington Yard
- 47365 Diamond Jubilee
If you need some inspiration, have a look at this video clip here.
ViTrains have promised delivery in September and we are offering a great multiple purchase discount which has come in very handy for those who have ordered anything upto eight models! We've done our best to keep prices down in view of recent manufacturing cost rises, delivery charges and the imposition of VAT on postage. Remember everyone pre-ordering before April 30th will be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a Badger airbrush, compressor and weathering DVD package worth £160.