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BTH Type 1 / Class 15

The British Thomson-Houston Type 1, or Class 15 as it is more commonly known, was primarily designed for local freight work.

After their initial delivery to East London in 1957, they were evaluated against competing Type 1 locos, and consequently redistributed to depots across North London and East Anglia, and remained there until the final examples were withdrawn in 1971. A total of only 44 locos were built, and only one survives today, number D8233. It is currently being restored by the Class 15 Preservation Society, to whom we are delighted to have committed donations totalling over £10,000.

NBL Type 2 / Class 22

While the rest of the British Rail network had adopted diesel-electric as its standard form of motive power, the Wester Region was unique in equipping its entire modern loco fleet with diesel-hydraulics using proven technology imported and licensed from West Germany.

Built by North British Locomotive Company and introduced in 1959, the Class 22s were allocated to light passenger duties and local freight work in several depots across the South West.

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Ruston 48DS

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The Ruston 48DS, and its predecessor, the 44/48 series, were among the smallest and cheapest standard gauge locomotives ever produced and as such were ideal for confined yards and intermittent use.

When fitted with exhaust conditioners and flame traps they could safely be used inside buildings and even in mines. Ruston offered several build options, and customers often added their own specifications, so it is repeatedly said that no two locos are the same.

AVAILABLE AUTUMN 2018. Reserve your model today. There is no commitment to purchase and you may cancel or change your reservation at any time prior to despatch.