Hornby R30082

BR, Class 56, Co-Co, 56086 - Era 7

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 7 (1972 to 1982) British Rail Blue (TOPS)
Era 8 (1983 to 1994) British Rail Sectorisation

Manufacturer description
The British Rail Class 56 Type 5 Co-Co diesel locomotive was first introduced in 1976 to cope with the increased requirement for heavy freight. British Rail awarded the contract to design and build these new engines to Brush Traction in Loughborough, who subsequently sub-contracted the construction to Electroputere in Romania, due to the lack of capacity in their own works. The initial 30 locomotives to be delivered from Romania suffered from transit damage and construction deficiencies and had to be extensively rebuilt before entering service.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R30082
RRP:
£179.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Blue
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Blue with Large Logo
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Gauge
OO
Running number
56086

Prototype information

Introduced
2003
Locomotive class*
Class 56
Operator
EWS
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
EMU
Max speed
80 mph
Designer
BREL
Built
1976-1984
Total produced
135

* 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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