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On Saturday May 5th we will be hosting a Warhammer Battle day
From 11 onwards a local group of gamers will rage war on each other
Bring an army and join in, come along and share forces, come along and watch…
Built new for the Western Region in 1965 as D6692 some 53 years ago, this locomotive still survives today as 37425. 37425 was one of a number of Class 37/4 locos purchased by DRS from DB Schenker for re-use. Once overhauled for a new lease of life with DRS, 37425 was painted into the distinctive DRS Compass livery.
37425 was dual-named “Sir Robert McAlpine”/”Concrete Bob” in 2013 at a ceremony at DRS Crewe. This South-East Regional Area Exclusive model represents the locomotive soon after its naming around the 2014-15 period.
37425 has seen extensive use working passenger trains on the Cumbrian Coast route between Carlisle and Preston (via Barrow). Initially used in “Top and Tail” mode with another Class 37/4 on the rear of the train, these 3-4 carriage trains were formed of former BR Mk2F stock outshopped in DRS livery. These additional trains run by Northern Rail/DRS have improved seating capacity on the route and allowed BNFL workers to commute to Sellafield by train. 37425 is still active with DRS, currently working on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft passenger diagrams.
This loco is due for release in August 2018 and will be available in both analogue and DCC Digital Sound versions.
Pre-order the analogue loco today @ Concrete Bob
Pre-order the DCC sound loco today @ Robert McAlpine
We will be CLOSED on the following days in May.
- Tuesday 1st May
- Wednesday 2nd May
- Tuesday 15th May
- Wednesday 16th May
- Thursday 17th May
- Friday 18th May
- Saturday 19th May
- Tuesday 22nd May
We will be hosting a Dan Abnett book signing in store
on Saturday 24th March from 12 ‘til 2
Dan Abnett is a seven-times New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning comic book writer. He has written over fifty novels, including the acclaimed Gaunt’s Ghosts series, the Eisenhorn Cycle, volumes of the million-selling Horus Heresy series, The Silent Stars Go By (Doctor Who), Rocket Raccoon and Groot: Steal the Galaxy, Triumff: Her Majesty’s Hero, and Embedded. In comics, his 2008 run on The Guardians of the Galaxy for Marvel formed the inspiration for the blockbuster movies. A regular contributor to the UK’s long-running 2000AD, he is the creator of series including Brink, Grey Area, Lawless, Kingdom and the classic Sinister Dexter. He has also written extensively for the games industry, including Shadow of Mordor and Alien:Isolation.
He is currently the writer on Aquaman, The Titans and The Silencer for DC Comics.
Dan lives and works in the UK. Follow him on Twitter @VincentAbnett