Hornby R3912

GBRf, Class 20/9, Bo-Bo, 20901 - Era 10

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 10 (2005 to 2015) Rebuilding of the Railways
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description
Built between 1957 and 1968 for use on light mixed freight trains, 228 English Electric Type 1 (later to become Class 20) locomotives were built. Affectionately known as 'Choppers', due to their distinctive engine sound, most of the class have now been retired from traffic but a few remain working, particularly with GBRf. Six locomotives were sold to Hunslet-Barclay and modified following withdrawal in 1989 for contract freight traffic and weed killing trains.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3912
RRP:
£69.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Blue
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
3 Pole Skew wound
Colour
Blue
Running number
20901

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 20
Operator
GBRf
Motive power
Diesel
Max speed
60 mph / 75 mph
Designer
English Electric
Built
1989

* 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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