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These tiny four-wheeled shunters were designed to reach the places other locomotives could not; with a wheelbase of just 6ft they were able to tackle sharply curved lines in streets, docks, warehouses and factories and even use traditional wagon turntables. They were a direct replacement for the legendary Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway ‘Pug’ 0-4-0STs working dock lines in Liverpool, Manchester and beyond. Around 50 similar locomotives were built for industrial railways, in many cases with electric rather than hydraulic transmission.

As the work they were built for vanished in the 1960s, many of the 20-strong class found further work in industry, with some surviving well into the 1980s before being rescued for preservation. Highly regarded by crews for their Rolls-Royce engine, all-round visibility and unique (for a BR locomotive) rear platform for shunting staff, they continue to play a useful role in shunting and engineering work at heritage railways. One locomotive, D2860, was even claimed by the National Railway Museum as the perfect shunter for its Great Hall in York.

Model

1:76 Scale model of a Class 02 diesel locomotive decorated in Industrial Redland Khaki livery. These models have been specially commissioned by Gaugemaster and form part of the Gaugemaster Collection Series.

These models feature lots of era specific details and markings and lots of external body details as modelled on the prototype.

Features

  • Gaugemaster Limited Edition
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Exterior Detail
  • Interior Detail
  • Beautifully Painted Body
  • 8 Pin DCC Ready
  • Cast Profiled Wheels with Appropriate Colouring
  • All Wheel Pick-ups

*Class 02 D2846 Industrial Redland Khaki

SKU: GM4240401
£169.95 Regular Price
£152.96Sale Price
Available to Pre-Order

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