I am happy to confirm the models are on their way through the shipping process, and should be with those of you who have purchased a model soon.
We aim to have them to you asap it just depends on the logistics, for anyone who has purchased a model after 15th April there will be a delay as the order system catches up with it self but they will not be far behind.
Models are still available and can be purchased at the revolution trains website:
Dapol 66418 – PATRIOT (Limited Edition)
Thank you for your patience and support for the project and I will do my best to keep you updated when I can.
Finally got this chance to make my first post, my sincere apologies for the delay the day job has been hectic to say the least!
The sales for Patriot are now live at:
Since Warley then the alterations from the 1st Deco sample have been noted and sent off to china and we are now working to get the corrections made and have the 2nd sample asap.
The number one aim for myself is to make sure the models are 100% accurate, and while I appreciate we all want our models I want to make sure they are spot on when they arrive on your door.
The day job permitting as things progress from here on, I will be able to keep you all up to date as much as possible.
I am going through the final few edits and there will be a newsletter due out in the next few days.
Thanks you for all your support and patience
In a ceremony at Freightliner’s new locomotive depot at Basford, Crewe, 66418 – now carrying the new Genessee and Wyoming branded version of Freightliner’s PowerHaul livery – was named “Patriot”. This is the first locomotive (of three) named as part of Project Railway Honour.
The naming was carried out by Adam Cunliffe, Freightliner’s UK managing director and Graham Wood, whose grandfather, Wilfred Wood VC, a former employee of London North Western Railways, was awarded the Victoria Cross on 28 November 1918 for conspicuous bravery and initiative on the Italian front against Austro-Hungarian forces in World War 1.
The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest award for gallantry. Mr Wood brought his grandfather’s with him.
The Mercian Regiment provided an Honour Guard and Army vehicles for the event.
The locomotive nameplate also carries the message “In Memory of Fallen Railway Employees” and it was noted that all railwaymen who fell in WW1 were volunteers, since working on the railways at the time was designated a “protected job” meaning that none faced conscription.
After the naming ceremony 66418 was taken up to Crewe station to allow enthusiasts to take photographs.
Project partners, Dapol are now working on producing the first limited edition N gauge model of this locomotive and all proceeds from sales will go to the ABF- The Soldier’s Charity. Only 250 models will be produced and orders are first come, first served – Dapol have a few minor corrections to the pre-production sample and will advise a delivery schedule shortly.
The limited edition N gauge model is now available for order for £105 + P&P from Revolution Trains (who have provided a free online ordering service to the project).