21 December 2023
The exclusive model, designed in consultation with Andy Hardy and Corwin Bainbridge of Rapido Trains UK, sports a striking Oxford blue National Coal Board livery with white lining and lettering and red connecting rods, using the same welded tank style as the 1953-built locomotive.
The exclusive model, designed in consultation with Andy Hardy and Corwin Bainbridge of Rapido Trains UK, sports a striking Oxford blue National Coal Board livery with white lining and lettering and red connecting rods, using the same welded tank style as the 1953-built locomotive. As the NCB lettering has been kept to the cabside bunkers, the design is suitable, and ideal, for modellers to customise with space on the saddle tank sides to add nameplates of choice from third-party
suppliers, plus it’s an ideal partner for our previously announced NCB 7-plank internal user wagons from Rapido Trains.
The model includes a highly-detailed cab interior, posable rear cab shutters, a diecast metal running plate, sprung buffers and buffer beam inserts with scale couplings as an optional fit. The model features a coreless motor and flywheel running from plunger pickups, geared for slow running with a factory-fitted speaker for sound. For the DCC sound model, the locomotive will be fitted with an ESU Nano chip and a bespoke electronic setup to help with smooth running on DCC.
Designed and manufactured by W.G.Bagnall of Stafford for the Port of Par railway, this diminutive and distinctive design of 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive will give OO modellers something very different for their scenes with a locomotive type used where restricted headroom is available due to bridges and other structures and suitable for tight curvature.
While two locomotives were built for the Port of Par in 1937 and 1953 Bagnalls, as an industrial locomotive builder, manufactured products, both standard and narrow gauge, for an impressive number of private railways as well as the national railways from their Castle Engine Works with a design catalogue that customers could choose to purchase from with the ability to adapt standard designs to specific needs. It is with that premise in mind that other customers could have chosen to
have locomotives built to this unique design finding use at sites where height restrictions were a consideration.
Available in both DCC-ready and DCC-sound forms, the new model is priced at £139.95 and £249.95 (plus postage) respectively. Click here to pre-order your loco now for just £30!