Hornby R3899

BR, Class 08, 0-6-0, 08715 - Era 8

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

The Class 08, 0-6-0 diesel electric shunter which was based on the prototype LMS designs, became British Railways' largest fleet of locomotives. These locomotives were constructed between 1953 and 1962 at Crewe, Darlington, Derby and Doncaster.


The class, which includes a number of Class 09 locomotives, has a single cab at the No.1 end and a front section that houses the power unit, generator and control equipment. Class 08 shunters are powered by an English Electric 350hp, 6KT engine and have a maximum speed of 15 - 20mph. The Class once numbered in excess of 1,000 with approximately 300 remaining in service today and still represents the mainstay of the UK's shunting power.


The standard Class 08 locomotives are in operation in most if not all areas of the UK and are expected to remain in service for many years to come. They are employed mainly as shunting units in marshalling yards and shunting depots but are also used occasionally for short trip workings.


Locomotive No. D03882 was built in May 1960 at Crewe Works and spent the first 12 years of its life assigned to engine sheds in Scotland. By 1974 the locomotive had been relocated to Colchester and was given a TOPS number of 08715. In 1993 it was repainted in a distinctive bright orange livery before being taken out of service under EWS ownership in 1997.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3899
RRP:
£152.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Yellow
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
BR non-standard
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Gauge
OO
Running number
08715

Prototype information

Introduced
1960
Locomotive class*
Class 08
Operator
BR
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
0-6-0
Max speed
15 mph
Designer
BR
Ordered by
British Railways
Built
1952-1962
Built by
British Railways
Built at
Crewe
Total produced
996
Length of service
48 years
Withdrawn
September 2008

* 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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