The introduction of electrification, plus the Lord Nelson Class and ultimately, the Bulleid Pacific locomotives, all hastened the N15's departure.'Joyous Gard' was the sixth example of the class to be built, numbered 741 it would leave the shed at Eastleigh in April 1919. During its life the locomotive would receive various modifications such as the class wide installation of smoke deflectors as well as being fitted with a Lemaitre exhaust, becoming one of only five of the class to have the upgrade fitted.
The locomotive would become 30741 under British Railways, before being withdrawn and scrapped in February 1956. Only one member of the class would be preserved, a North British Loco built example, 777 Sir Lamiel, part of the National Collection, under the care of the 5305 Locomotive Association, being based at the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire.
The Hornby N15 model is fitted with a 5 pole motor which pairs well with its diecast chassis to provide excellent traction and pulling power. The model is 8 pin DCC ready for digital users who may wish to upgrade the locomotive to DCC.