12 March 2019
Brimming with character, with a 'bark' to match, Hornby's new six-coupled locomotive has arrived. It's suitable for first radius curves, too!
The first of Hornby's 0-6-0T 'Terrier' locomotives is arriving with Hornby stockists, less than four months after its delayed announcement in late-December last year. No. 32636 in BR black with late crest is first 'on-scene' following a swift departure from China, as the manufacturer goes 'head-to-head' with Rails of Sheffield and Dapol, producing their own models of the locomotive class.
Six liveries were declared at the same time as the models were announced last year, unveiled later than its main range because of its secret development. No. 32655 (Era 4) in BR black with early crest, No. 655 in Stroudley's improved engine green (Era 2), No. 5 in K & ESR blue (Era 2), No. 751 in SE&CR green (Era 2) and No. 2662 in Southern Green (Era 3) will shortly follow suit, anticipated to arrive during the first quarter of 2019.
Repainted in April, 1962 at Eastleigh, No. 32636 was unusual in having diesel locomotive font for its numbering.
Locomotives are available DCC-ready (R3768, RRP £89.99) or DCC-fitted (R3768X, RRP £109.99), both versions being fitted with a 3-pole motor. Read our comprehensive review of Hornby's surprising new addition to its 2019 range catalogue in BRM soon!