The class 08 diesel electric locomotive is one of the most common diesels developed for British railway usage. Over 990 of these locomotives were produced between 1953 and 1962 at the railway works in Crewe, Darlington and Doncaster. Until the 1990's they were commonly seen in all large stations and goods yards.
Unfortunately with the introduction of fixed rake wagons and multiple units, the need for shunting locomotives diminished and many of these locomotives were either scrapped or sold overseas.
These stunning reproductions of one of the most popular shunting locomotives will really stand out on any O Gauge model railway and with the smooth motion and slow running characteristics they will surely take pride of place in any goods yard or station scene.
These models feature sprung buffers and couplings, an etched name plate, all wheel drive and pickup, 5 pole skew motor with slow running control, cast metal wheels in appropriate colour to match livery and a finely moulded body with separately added detail parts.
There is also a bag of spare detail parts to fix to the locomotive.
This model measures 260mm (length including buffers) by 62mm (width) by 88mm (wide).