Model Details

Class 8F Locomotive


Class 8F Locomotive

Years Released: 1996 1997 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 8F Locomotive
Running Number: 8035
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 8F
Class 8F
Designer: Sir William Stanier
Class Information: Introduced in 1935. Survived until the last year of BR steam in 1968.
Weight: 125 tons
Purpose: Freight
Wheel Arrangement: 2-8-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Consolidation
Model Information: Length - 9 7/8 inches - 25.2cm.
Models Produced: * 2,100
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1996 1997

1996 1997
Company: L.M.S. - London Midland & Scottish Railway
Logo: L.M.S. Crest
Logo Years: 1923 - 1947
London Midland & Scottish Railway
Livery: L.M.S. Black
L.M.S. Black
Livery Details: Black with yellow lettering and red lining.
Company Information: The biggest of Britains big four post grouping railway companies formed in 1923. Made up from 34 company lines including the Caledonian, Midland and Somerset & Dorset Joint Railways. Express trains from London to Glasgow were a feature of this company.

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Model Year Details (2)

1996 R.297 1996
Class 8F Locomotive
1997 R.297 1997
Class 8F Locomotive

Related Service Sheets (2)

145 2-8-0 Class 8F Loco September 1989
145 (Back) 2-8-0 Class 8F Loco - Back September 1989

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Model Catalogue Information

1996 Designed by Sir Willian Stanier specifically to haul heavy freight trains, over 800 8Fs were built. Usually seen heading dozens of wagons these locomotives were in continuous service right up to the eventual demise of commercial steam on the BR network. The plain black livery enhances the models workmanlike appearance and a glowing firebox effect can be seen from inside the glazed cab when the loco is in motion. The tender which houses a ringfield motor is fitted with a spring loaded drawbar.
1997 A heavy freight train, designed for the purpose by Sir William Stanier. More than 800 were built, and they remained in continuous service right up to the final days of commercial steam. Plain black livery belongs to the period 1935-1965. Model features a glazed cab and a firebox which glows when the locomotive is running. Power comes from a ringfield motor in the tender which is fitted with a spring drawbar.

Motor Information

1997 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Price List

1996 £69.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.297 - Class 8F Locomotive - 1996
R.297 Class 8F Locomotive - 1996

R.297 - Class 8F Locomotive - 1997
R.297 Class 8F Locomotive - 1997

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