Designed and built at the former Great Western Railway Works at Swindon, 45 locomotives were introduced to service on British Railways’ Western, Southern, London Midland and North Eastern Regions. Despite a 40-year intended life span, the longest operational example lasted just shy of 15 years, while the shortest span in service was less than nine years. None have been preserved, although a new-build locomotive is in development.
Lionheart Models’ all-new ‘O’ gauge model will feature a die-cast metal body and chassis, five-pole skew-wound motor, working cab doors, removable cab roof, working Walschaerts valve gear, flickering firebox glow and sprung metal buffers.
Eight fully-finished models are due for production including 82010 in BR lined black with late crests (Cat No. LHT-S-8201), 82029 in BR lined black with early crests (LHT-S-8202), 82027 in BR lined black with late crests (LHT-S-8203), 82019 in BR lined black with early crests (LHT-S-8204), 82007 in BR green with early crests (LHT-S-8205), 82003 in BR lined green with late crests (LHT-S-8206), 82020 in BR green with late crests (LHT-S-8207) and 82030 in BR lined green with late crests (LHT-S-8208). Three unnumbered examples will also be produced in BR lined black with late crests (LHT-S-8201U), BR lined black with early crests (LHT-S-8202U) nd BR lined green with late crests (LHT-S-8208U).
Prices are set at £575 Digital Command Control (DCC) ready, £605 DCC fitted and £685 DCC sound-fitted. Release is expected during the second quarter of 2023.
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