Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST O Gauge

WD/LNER/BR class J94 locos. Developed by the Hunslet Engine Company from their 1930s designs for the steel industry these very basic shunting engines were ordered by the War Department for military service during WW2. Many of these robust engines found work at coal and ore mines, quarries and steel works after the war and have proven capable and reliable engines for passenger service on many heritage railways.
Engineering prototype arrived late summer 2022. Production delivery expected Spring/Summer 2023.
New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as LNER class J94 locomotive 8006 in black livery.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as LNER class J94 locomotive 8006 in black livery. DCC sound system fitted.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as British Railways class J94 locomotive 68023 in black livery lettered BRITISH RAILWAYS.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as British Railways class J94 locomotive 68023 in black livery lettered BRITISH RAILWAYS. DCC sound system fitted.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117892)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as British Railways class J94 locomotive 68030 in black livery with early lion over wheel emblem.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as British Railways class J94 locomotive 68030 in black livery with early lion over wheel emblem. DCC sound system fitted.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117894)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as British Railways class J94 locomotive 68012 in black livery with later lion holding wheel crest.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as British Railways class J94 locomotive 68012 in black livery with later lion holding wheel crest. DCC sound system fitted.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117896)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as War Department locomotive 75061 in black livery.
This locomotive built by the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne company is preserved as No.9 CAIRNGORM at the Strathspey Railway.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as War Department locomotive 75061 in black livery. DCC sound system fitted.
This locomotive built by the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne company is preserved as No.9 CAIRNGORM at the Strathspey Railway.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117898)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as Wemyss Private Railway No.15 in WPR lined brown livery.
This locomotive built by Andrew Barclay Ltd. is preserved and has run on a number of heritage railways.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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(Product Ref 117899)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as Wemyss Private Railway No.15 in WPR lined brown livery. DCC sound system fitted.
This locomotive built by Andrew Barclay Ltd. is preserved and has run on a number of heritage railways.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117900)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as NCB locomotive WHISTON in lined green livery.
Built by Hunslet for the NCB in 1950 WHISTON is preserved at the Foxfield Railway.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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(Product Ref 117901)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as NCB locomotive WHISTON in lined green livery. DCC sound system fitted.
Built by Hunslet for the NCB in 1950 WHISTON is preserved at the Foxfield Railway.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117902)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as United Steel Company locomotive No.22 lined red livery.
Built by Hunslet for United Steel in 1950 No.22 is preserved by the Appleby-Frodingham Railway Society at Scunthorpe.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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(Product Ref 117903)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as United Steel Company locomotive No.22 lined red livery. DCC sound system fitted.
Built by Hunslet for United Steel in 1950 No.22 is preserved by the Appleby-Frodingham Railway Society at Scunthorpe.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 117904)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as Mechanical Navvies Ltd. locomotive 71515 in Indian red livery.
Built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne for the WD engine 71515 is privately owned and has worked at several heritage railways, most recently the Pontypool & Blaenavon.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as Mechanical Navvies Ltd. locomotive 71515 in Indian red livery. DCC sound system fitted.
Built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorne for the WD engine 71515 is privately owned and has worked at several heritage railways, most recently the Pontypool & Blaenavon.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

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(Product Ref 117906)
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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as Longmoor Military Railway 196 Errol Lonsdale in LMR blue livery.
Built by Hunslet for service on the Longmoor Military Railway as engine 196 Errol Lonsdale this engine has worked on a number of heritage lines i Britain and in the Netherlands where it is now based at Stoomcentrum, Maldegem.
£212.50
MRP £250.00

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New model announced Spring 2022 with design tests expected Summer 2022
Detailed O gauge model of the Hunslet WD Austerity 0-6-0ST saddle tank shunting engines used by the military railways, LNER/BR as class J94, NCB, many steel industry companies and since the 1960s many heritage railways in Britain and the Netherlands!
Model finished as Longmoor Military Railway 196 Errol Lonsdale in LMR blue livery. DCC sound system fitted.
Built by Hunslet for service on the Longmoor Military Railway as engine 196 Errol Lonsdale this engine has worked on a number of heritage lines i Britain and in the Netherlands where it is now based at Stoomcentrum, Maldegem.
£325.00
MRP £380.00

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Ordered in 1942 for shunting duties at military depots in Britain and in readiness to support the return of allied forces to Europe the first 'austerity', WD 75000 was steamed on January 1st 1943. The engine was delivered to the Longmoor Military Railway, Hampshire in April. The Longmoor Railway had been set up by the Royal Engineers as the Woolmer Instructional Military Railway  in 1905 to train soldiers in all aspects of railway operation, such that the Royal Engineers could operate military trains over existing railways and quickly repair, recommission and man captured railway lines.
377 of these locomotives were built to Ministry of Supply orders by 1947, with construction by the Hunslet company under sub-contracted by Andrew Barclay & Sons, W.G Bagnall, Hudswell Clarke, Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn and Vulcan Foundry. Two further engines the this design were supplied to collieries during WW2.
As engines were released from military and subsequent service in Europe the War Department reviewed it now reduced need for locomotives and many were sold for commercial railway or industrial service. From the Hunslet 'austerity' 0-6-0ST fleet
90 locomotives were retained for service at military depots
75 locomotives were purchased by the LNER (given LNER class J94) in place of the LNER building new shunting engines.
Many more were sold to railways industries in the UK and Europe, the Dutch Railways bought 27, the Dutch mining company bought 9, the Tunisian Railways had 6 and one worked at the Peugeot plant in Valentigney.

After WW2, with experience of loaded 'austerity' locomotives, the new National Coal Board (NCB) ordered 77 new engines between 1948 and 1964. The Yorkshire Engine Company (a United Steel subsidiary) built 8 for Scunthorpe steelworks and the British Army added 14 new engines in 1952!
The Hunslet Engine Company purchased a number of used locomotives for refurbishment through the 1960s, supplying 13 to the NCB and 1 sold direct to a preservation group. A total of 485 'austerity' engines had been built, with the type remaining in industrial service until the early 1980s.

The austerity saddle tanks quickly proved useful for the growing heritage railways, being easy to maintain, economical to overhaul and with sufficient power to haul viable passenger trains over lines up to around 10 miles. Around 70 locomotives have been preserved in Britain, the Netherlands and Belgium with a significant percentage normally available for service.