The "Black 5"

Update - 20/02/22

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This page is dedicated to information, updates and pictures for the Ellis Clark Trains finescale O gauge Black 5.

This is the best place to keep up to date on news, project status, and if you scroll further down the page, information on liveries, running years, running numbers and so on.

We're always on hand to help, so if you need anymore info please feel free to call or email us by visiting the contact page of the website

UPDATE - 08/02/22

With the 1st sample just landing, we have decided to make a dedicated newsletter to cover both this and all updates to the project.

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A Little History

842 Black 5’s were built between the years of 1935 and 1945, beginning life in LMS livery and finishing in plain BR black with 18 locomotives in preservation today. 

Stanier’s two cylinder Class 5’s were renowned for their versatile “go anywhere, do anything” nature, making them the perfect locomotive for most layouts.

Our model will cover the long firebox version from the batch of 227 locomotives built by Armstrong Whitworth in 1936/7.

This, the biggest single order of Black 5 locomotives ordered by the LMS, was arguably the most uniform and successful of all the batches, with 7 being preserved including No. 5428 “Eric Treacy”, which can be found running on the North York Moors Railway.


Our Model

This model, produced by and available exclusively through ourselves, boasts a very impressive specification.

The majority of the model will be constructed from super detailed die-cast with some detailing parts in brass, plastic, and even some copper piping.

The locomotive has been carefully researched and designed using original works drawings, preserved examples, books, and pictures of the locomotive in original running condition.

To ensure this model meets our high standards we will be fitting all with state of the art ABC gearboxes, Maxon motors, and for the DCC models, a bespoke Zimo sound & smoke system.


Important Info

RRP:£949 for DC/DCC Ready variants, or £1,175 for the DCC Sound models

Release date:Q3/4 2022



Super detailed die-cast construction

Genuine ABC Helical Gearbox - built, fitted and tested in the UK

Maxon motor with ball bearing racers

Super detailed cab

Compensating axles

Removable working loco lamps

Firebox glow

Detail pack with snowplough included with every model

DCC Ready

Will negotiate Peco 2nd Radius curves (40.5"/1028mm)

Un-numbered models supplied with transfer sheet with various running numbers


Zimo MX DCC Decoder

Boom box double speaker (located in the loco)

Zimo exclusive sound project with 20+ functions



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