British Railways class 71 locomotives were built to provide electric locomotives for goods and non-electric (eg parcels) services across the third rail electrified areas of the former Southern Railway. Power was collected from the third rail aith an auxiliary pantograph fitted for use in yards, where the third rail would be a hazard for shunting staff and a flywheel booster set was fitted to provide power while negotiating gaps in the third rail.While the cass 71s were a successful design a pure-electric locomotive is restricted to routes with electric power available. A new design of electric locomotive (later class 73) equiped with a low-power auxiliary diesel engine provided a far more flexible locomotive able to work away from the third rail for extended periods. The class 71s locomotives were withdrawn from service en-bloc at the end of 1977. One example, E5001, was retained for presevation as part of the national collection.
Note - Scale model, suitable for radius 2 curves and larger.
Era 5 1957-1966.
DCC Ready. 6 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
Bachmanns' detailed model of the BR class 08 heavy diesel shunting locomotive is presented in the black livery originally applied to shunting engines. the 13xxx series numbers were applied during the 1950s before mainline diesel locomotives arrived. The D3xxx series was setup later as the shunters was assimilated into the new diesel locomotive numbering scheme.
Era 4 1948-1956. DCC Ready. A mini size 8 pin decoder is required for DCC operation due to restricted space inside the engine bonnet.
Diesel locomotives first appeared on shunting duties in the 1930s and the 300/350bhp English Electric engine in a solidly constructed outside framed 0-6-0 design locomotive quickly proved to be the most versatile for a general purpose shunting engine.
British Railways combined the experience of the four railway companies, producing this sturdy heavy shunting engine, later known as class 08, many of these locomotives are still serving Britains railways today.
DCC Ready. 8-pin decoder required for DCC operation. Note that a small type decoder is required due to the limited height inside the body.
A highly detailed model of the North British design type 2 diesel electric locomotives in original condition (MAN engine), British Railways class 21.Model finished as D6111 in British Railways green livery with small yellow warning panels.
Bachmanns 24 and 25 models have a heavy diecast chassis and central motor drive to both bogies, with flywheels to maintain smooth running. Era 5. Directional lighting. Internal (cab) lighting.
DCC and Sound ready, 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation, sound decoder and speaker required for sound operation.
The most versatile and widespread locomotive type operated by BR Western Region in the 1960's the Heljan Hymek model matches the power and character of the prototype, making it an excellent choice for your principal locomotive or addition to your WR diesel fleet.
Complimenting the excellent body detailing separate optional parts are provided to for bufferbeam detailing.
The Heljan Hymeks have a heavy diecast chassis block within which is fitted a powerful motor with twin flywheels and drive shafts to both trucks, providing drive to all four axles. This mechanism provides plenty of traction power for hauling realistic trains, even on gradients.The bodyshell is accurately shaped, recreating the distinctive style of the Hymek locomotives and completed with separately fitted handrails and detailing parts.DCC Ready. 8 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
Era 5 1957-1966. DCC Ready 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
Hornby Railways OO Gauge R3568 BR E5018 Class 71 Southern Region Bo-Bo Electric Locomotive BR Green
The Met-Cam class 101 diesel multiple units were among the most successful and long lived designs of the first generation types. The design was distinctivly rounded, quite unlike the body profile used by other builders, and the class could be seen all over the BR network in several different formations.This is a new and highly detailed model, matching the standards set by the Bachmann 105 and 108 units in recent years. One truck is driven using a motor mostly hidden within the guards' office at the inner end of the motor car, with sufficient power to allow an extra car to be hauled when necessary.This model will be finished in the BR DMU green livery with the stylish speed whisker markings on the cab fronts.Eras 4 and 5. DCC Ready 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
The Derby Lightweight units were among the first types of diesel multiple unit to enter widespread service on British Railways in the 1950s. Making full use of the modern aluminium materials to create a lightweight coach body the units could easily be propelled by compact but low-powered diesel engines being produced forï¿½buses. The design was a classic in styling, although more familiar today the use of all-round glazing, open-plan seating and the ability to see through the drivers' cabins were novel features.
Luckily, due to use by the engineering and research sections of BR, one of these units has survived, revealing the remarkably innovative construction and use of materials.
Eras 4 and 5. DCC Ready. 1x8-pin and 1x6-pin decoders required for DCC operation. The second decoder is required to control directional lighting in the trailer car.
The 4-car set comprises a motorised driving motor car, a buffet coach, a composite coach with first and second class compartments and an unpowered driving motor coach. The motor has been fitted internally, hidden within the guard and luggage space behind the cab, allowing full interior and underfloor detailing to be fitted. The single motor bogie is provided with enough weight to ensure that the four-car train to be moved with ease.
DCC Ready. 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
Fully detailed model of a complete 4 car British Railways 4 CEP type Southern region electric multiple unit train.Fitted with directional lighting.Era 5. DCC Ready, 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation. Directional lighting. Internal lighting. Length 1070mm.
The motor luggage vans were created to provide luggage capacity for the newly electrified boat train services. Electrically compatible with the Southern regions' EMU trains the luggage vans had the added feature of battery power, allowing the van to move onto the non-electrified dockside sidings to transfer passenger luggage directly to the ship loading conveyors. When running on the 3rd rail these vans can also haul a trailing load, resulting in occasional use to power parcels trains and at least one railtour!
This model will be painted in the Network South East livery of the 1990s.