Model Details

Class 08 Diesel Shunter

U.K.
08201

Class 08 Diesel Shunter

Years Released: 1987 1988 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 08 Diesel Shunter
Running Number: 08201
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: Red wheels version. Model available only in The Diesel Shunter Train Set in 1987 and 1988.
Length - 4 7/8 inches - 12.4cm.
Models Produced: * 13,400
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1987 1988

1987 1988
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Logo
Logo Years: 1965 - 1997
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue
B.R. Blue
Livery Details: Rail blue with yellow cab ends.
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)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1987 R.780 1987
Class 08 Diesel Shunter
1988 R.780 1988
Class 08 Diesel Shunter

Train Sets Included In (1)

YEARS TRAIN SET
1987 1988 The Diesel Shunter Train Set

Related Service Sheets (4)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
114 Class 08 Diesel Shunter - R.354, R.780 December 1980
114 (Back) Class 08 Diesel Shunter - R.354, R.780 - Back December 1980
139A 0-6-0 Loco Chassis June 1988
139A (Back) 0-6-0 Loco Chassis - Back June 1988

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R.780 - Class 08 Diesel Shunter - 1987
R.780 Class 08 Diesel Shunter - 1987

R.780 - Class 08 Diesel Shunter - 1988
R.780 Class 08 Diesel Shunter - 1988


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