Hornby R30025

GBRF, Class 60, Co-Co, 60095 - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description
The last mainline diesel locomotive type built for British Rail, the Class 60 arose from the arrival, and subsequent success, of the Class 59 locomotive. With a haulage capacity and reliability superior to the Class 31, 37 and 47 locomotives in sector service at the time, Trainload Petroleum, Metals, Construction and Coal were prompted to lobby for a new UK designed locomotive to match it. British Rail Board eventually secured the necessary treasury funding and following a difficult procurement process, the contract was finally awarded to Brush Electrical Machines of Loughborough on May 17, 1988 for 100 locomotives. Brush's design incorporated many features from the Class 59's specification, as well as their own Sepex traction control system, tested on the Class 58, to improve adhesion.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30025
RRP:
£188.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Blue & Yellow
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Couplings
NEM
Running number
60095

Prototype information

Introduced
1992
Locomotive class*
Class 60
Operator
GBRf
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
CO-CO
Max speed
90 mph
Designer
Brush
Built
1989-1993
Total produced
100

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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