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Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter


Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter

Years Released: 1995 1996 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter
Running Number: 08933
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
Model Information: Length - 4 7/8 inches - 12.4cm.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

1995 1996

1995 1996
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Railfreight Grey
B.R. Railfreight Grey
Livery Details: Grey with yellow cab ends and black window trimmings.
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.

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Model Year Details (2)

1995 R.272 1995
Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter
1996 R.272 1996
Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter

Related Service Sheets (2)

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

1995 Over 500 Class 08 shunters, many of them dating back to the 1950s, are to be found distributed around the BR depots of Britain. Their design and gearing, giving maximum speed of only 20mph, emables them to handle all but the heaviest of trains. Similarly the Hornby model, in its smart Railfreight livery, is surprisingly strong with the power being provided by the Type 7 ringfield motor through to the SSPP (Super Strong Pulling Power) chassis.
1996 Designed for their pulling power rather than speed, many of the 500 Class 08 shunters that were built can be seen in marshalling yards manoeuvring the heaviest of trains into position. To try and emulate its full size counterparts strength the Hornby model has a powerful Type 7 motor fitted to an SSPP (Super Pulling Power) chassis.

Motor Information

1995 Type 7 Ringfield
1996 Type 7 Ringfield

Price List

1995 £34.00
1996 £34.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.272 - Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter - 1995
R.272 Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter - 1995

R.272 - Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter - 1996
R.272 Class 08 0-6-0 Diesel Electric Shunter - 1996

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