Hornby R3894

North British Distillery Co. Ltd, Ruston & Hornsby 88DS, 0-4-0, No. 4 - Era 6

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 6 (1967 to 1972) British Rail Blue (Pre-TOPS)
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description
Ruston & Hornsby Ltd, of Lincoln, was formed as the result of the merger between Ruston, Proctor & Co. Ltd and Richard Hornsby & Sons Ltd on September 11, 1918 and their first narrow gauge diesel locomotive left the works on September 1, 1931. In the summer of 1932, production was moved to the larger Boultham Works, where the firm were eventually to become Britain's largest builder of diesel locomotives, with over 6,500 being built by the time production ceased in 1969. Almost as soon as the firm's 44/48HP 0-4-0 locomotives were making an appearance, an upgraded, more powerful 0-4-0 was on the drawing board.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3894
RRP:
£93.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Gold
DCC status
DCC Ready 6 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
NBR - North British Railway
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Motor
3 Pole
Running number
4

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Ruston & Hornsby 88DS
Operator
North British
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
0-4-0
Designer
Ruston
Built
1958

* 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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