Rapido Trains 966501 SECR 65 Class O1 0-6-0 South Eastern & Chatham Railway Lined Green As Preserved DCC Sound OO
Highly detailed model of British Railways Southern region ex-SECR class O1 locomotive number 31065 finished in British Railways plain black livery with later lion holding wheel crest.
Designed by James Stirling for the South Eastern Railway and later modified with a larger boiler these class O1 locomotives served on many branch lines, including the Kent & East Sussex and East Kent 'light railways' into the early 1960s. The last O1 was withdrawn in 1962 with one example in preservation.
This Rapido Trains model has been carefully designed from archival materials including works drawings from the various phases of these locomotives lives and an on-site survey of No.65 at the Bluebell Railway. The chassis features a smooth-running mechanism, factory-installed speaker and sleek tender connection. and a warming firebox glow. The open cab interior has been fully detailed, completed with a firebox glow.