More Ruston 48DS’ due soon from Hornby

More Ruston 48DS’ due soon from Hornby


Decorated samples of the next batch of Hornby's popular ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 48DS have arrived with the company's development team for assessment.


These diminutive locomotives had a top speed of just 10mph and were utilised at a diverse range of private industrial concerns from collieries and quarries to distilleries and rail-connected dairies.


Four models are expected soon, finished as 417892 Jim in Derwent Valley Light Railway green (Cat No. R3852), GR5090 in GrantRail yellow (R3853), 458957 in John Dewar and Sons colours (R3705) and 235511 in Express Dairy blue (R3943). Each will also include a semi-permanently coupled Conflat to aid electrical pick-up.


Prices start from £89.99 each, with delivery expected during the Summer.

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