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Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered)


Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered)

Years Released: 2002 2003 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered)
Running Number: 08830
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 - 124mm.
Weathered Edition.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

2002 2003

2002 2003
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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Previous: 2827 - November 2023
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Model Year Details (2)

2002 R.2256 2002
Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered)
2003 R.2256 2003
Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered)

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Model Catalogue Information

2002 Over 1000 of these shunters have been built since the first was produced nearly fifty years ago. Seen all over the UK, and in many different liveries, the new Hornby example catches perfectly the workmanlike appearance of these hard working locomotives. Powered by a Type 7 motor located on an SSPP chassis the weathered 08 is certainly a must for most BR model railway layouts.

Motor Information

2002 Type 7
2003 Type 7

Price List

2002 £41.00

Catalogue Images (2)

R.2256 - Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered) - 2002
R.2256 Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered) - 2002

R.2256 - Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered) - 2003
R.2256 Class 08 Diesel Electric Shunter (Weathered) - 2003

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