Aspinall Class 27 0-6-0 next for OO Works 

OO Works has revealed details of its next ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run steam locomotive – a Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (LYR) Aspinall Class 27 0-6-0.


Built at Horwich Works between 1889 and 1918, 385 examples were introduced primarily for use on freight, although they did appear on passenger trains too. 46 of the class were rebuilt with Belpaire fireboxes from 1911.

During the First World War some of the class were shipped to France, with all being returned later. The first examples were withdrawn in the early 1930s, while Crewe Works received six of the 0-6-0s for shunting duties which remained in use until 1962.

As with previous releases, OO Works’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Aspinall Class 27 will be handmade and feature a cast metal body and chassis, brass sides, high-torque coreless motor and separately applied detailing.

The models will be available in London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and BR liveries. LMS running numbers include 12375 (large numerals on tender), 12322 and 12465 (small numerals on cab side), while BR black identities include 52345 and 52121 with a choice of BR early or late crests. A plain black example with red buffer beams is also planned.

Priced at £325, plus postage and packing, release is currently expected around Easter 2024.

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