Class 08

Bachmann reveals all-new Class 08 diesel shunter

Bachmann Europe revealed that it is producing a brand-new model of the Class 08 and 09 0-6-0 diesel shunters for 'OO' gauge at the annual Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Showcase event on June 15.

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A GBRf ‘gronk’ is amongst the latest Bachmann exclusives. MARK CHIVERS checks whether its pulling power matches its looks.

Surprise ‘TT:120’ Class 08

Hornby has added a surprise ‘TT:120’ scale Class 08 diesel shunter release to its 2024 schedule.

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National Collection Class 08 from Hornby for 'OO' gauge

A recent arrival from Hornby is this latest version of the company’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter finished as the National Railway Museum’s 13079 in as-preserved BR plain black with early crests.

WIN! A Hornby ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 08 diesel shunter, worth £185.99.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 08 diesel shunter worth £185. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on November 25 2023.

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Hornby’s Class 08 shunts into TT:120

The humble Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter is now available for ‘TT:120’ scale from Hornby. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this compact new arrival for the scale.

Supersized St Piran in ‘O’ gauge

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s (KMRC) range of exclusive South West-themed models is set to be bolstered with an ‘O’ gauge model of GWR’s Class 08 08645 St Piran in its distinctive Kernow flag livery.

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Triplex Sound for the Hornby Class 08

Hornby’s new Bluetooth Triplex Sound chips provide a simple means of adding stay alive, but can you fit all the components into the Hornby Class 08? MIKE WILD shows how in this step-by-step guide.

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Digital sound for the ‘08’

Introducing custom digital sound to small locomotives can make for a rewarding challenge. Paul Chetter puts the Bachmann and Hornby Class 08 diesel shunters head to head and explains how to introduce a high value DCC sound decoder and ‘stay alive’ technology.

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Class 08 Diesel Shunters

The Class 08 diesel shunters are amongst the most successful locomotives ever to run on Britain’s railways – yet they are often ignored by enthusiasts and modellers. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES argues this is a situation which should change.