Hornby R3900

GWR, Class 08, 0-6-0, 08645 'St. Piran' - Era 11

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description

Built at Horwich Works, D3812 entered traffic on 13 February 1959 allocated to Newport Pill and the locomotive was to remain in Wales, albeit allocated to different depots until the closure of Landore in December 2018. During this period, air brakes were fitted to D3812 in October 1971 and in March 1974, the locomotive was renumbered as 08645 under TOPS. On leaving Landore, 08645 was moved across to GWR's Long Rock Maintenance Depot and on 13 April 2019 at the public open day held to raise money for the Penlee Lifeboat Station and RNLI. The locomotive was unveiled in a special 'Kernow' livery and bearing the name 'St. Piran', after the patron saint of Cornwall. With such a huge background and duration of service, the 'St. Piran' earns a well-deserved spot in any railway collection and scenery.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3900
RRP:
£145.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Black
Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Cornish Flag
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Name
St. Piran
Running number
08645

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 08
Operator
GWR
Motive power
Diesel
Wheel arrangement
0-6-0
Max speed
15 mph
Designer
BREL
Built
1952-1962
Total produced
996

* 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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