'Holy War' added to 'OO9' line-up

Bachmann has added an extra Quarry Hunslet locomotive to its ‘OO9’ scale line-up with a model of Bala Lake Railway resident, Holy War.


Built for Dinorwic Quarry in North Wales in the early 1900s, No.3 (as it was when delivered) was used on the higher levels of the quarry for much of its career. It was named Holy War in 1908 and remained in use until the late 1960s – it was the last working steam locomotive used in a Welsh slate quarry, bringing the curtain down on 120 years of steam use.

Withdrawn in 1967, it was saved for preservation and relocated to Quainton Road in Buckinghamshire. It later moved to the Bala Lake Railway in the mid-1970s, where it remains today. This year sees its return to steam at the railway.


Bachmann’s new ‘OO9’ model features a coreless motor, flywheel, diecast boiler and running plate, six-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket and separately fitted detailing parts.

Finished in preserved condition with enclosed cab, it carries a lined blue colour scheme.


Exclusive to the Bala Lake Railway and priced at £149.95 each, models will be available at the railway's ‘Welcome back Alice and Holy War’ event on April 29/30 2023 and can be pre-ordered now..

Visit https://shop.bala-lake-railway.co.uk for more information.