Hornby R30030

BR, Class 87, Bo-Bo, 87006 'City of Glasgow' - Era 8

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Manufacturer description
The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow. Electrification had been newly authorised over this section in 1970 and was scheduled for completion by May 1974, leaving little time to design a completely new locomotive from scratch and so British Rail decided to base the new class on the existing Class 86 locomotives. The British Railways Board placed an order for thirty four locomotives, later to be increased to thirty six, with British Rail Engineering Ltd at Crewe, GEC Traction providing the electrical equipment.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30030
RRP:
£179.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Grey
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
BR grey
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
City of Glasgow
Couplings
NEM
Running number
87006

Prototype information

Introduced
1973
Locomotive class*
Class 87
Operator
BR
Motive power
Electric
Wheel arrangement
BO-BO
Max speed
110 mph
Designer
BREL
Built
1973-1975
Total produced
36

* 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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