Model Details

Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter

U.K.
08633

Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter

Years Released: 1993 1994 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter
Running Number: 08633
Category: Diesel Electric Locomotives
Diesel Electric Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 08
Class 08
Designer: British Railways
Class Information: Class 08 diesel shunters were the most numerous diesel-electric locomotive design employed by British Railways. The antiquated outward appearance of the class finds roots in early experimentation with diesel locomotives by the London Midland Scottish Railways (LMS) during the 1930ís. More...
Weight: 49 tons
Purpose: Shunting
Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0
0-6-0
Model Information: Length - 4 7/8 inches - 12.4cm.
Models Produced: * 2,500
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1993 1994

1993 1994
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Parcels Sector
B.R. Parcels Sector
Livery Details: Red lower panels with grey upper panels.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

Model Ranking:
Current: 569 - April 2017
Previous: 441 - March 2017
Movement: (-128)

Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1993 R.050 1993
Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter
1994 R.050 1994
Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter

Related Service Sheets (2)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
139A 0-6-0 Loco Chassis June 1988
139A (Back) 0-6-0 Loco Chassis - Back June 1988

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1993 Over 400 Class 08 Shunters are still in service despite their having been introduced up to 40 years ago. They carry numerous imaginative liveries of which one of the latest is Rail Express Parcels as modelled. Powered by Type 7 motor in patented SSPP chassis.
1994 Class 08 shunters are geared to provide high power when running at about 9 mph and have a maximum speed of 15 mph. The Hornby model, in Parcels livery, has a Type 7 motor in patented SSPP chassis and is both powerful and speedy.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1993 Type 7
1994 Type 7

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1994 £31.00

Catalogue Images (2)

R.050 - Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter - 1993
R.050 Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter - 1993

R.050 - Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter - 1994
R.050 Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Shunter - The Sorter - 1994


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