Class 09 012 Dick Hardy Engineers Grey
The British Rail Class 09 is a class of 0-6-0 diesel locomotive designed primarily for shunting and also short distance freight trips along branch lines. The 26 locos are similar to the Class 08 shunting locomotives but have different gearing, giving a top speed of 27.5 mph (44 km/h) at the expense of a lower tractive effort. They were introduced from 1959 to 1962 and latterly operated in the Southern Region of British Railways, although some of the class were originally allocated to depots in the Midlands and North before transferring south. Further locomotives were converted from Class 08 in 1992 and, following this and privatisation in 1997, the class has been distributed much further afield.
This stunning replica of the Class 09 diesel shunter is the ideal addition to any O Gauge layout from late steam era to modern. It features lots of fine details which including sprung buffers, three link couplings and separately added detail parts. There are electrical pick-ups on all six wheels and having a chassis made of tungsten means it is a very reliable model to run on your model railway. A powerful five pole motor drives the six wheels which have been fitted with a rotating coupling rod to add to the detail. The finely applied paint scheme really makes the model stand out and ensures it is a must have for the model railway.
Livery: Engineers Grey
Era: 7 (1971 - 1982)
Wheel Configuration: 0-6-0
Decoder: 21 Pin Dcc Ready
Sound: Use STX882106
Minimum Radius: Radius 1
Track Supply: 12v DC
Finely moulded body with separately added detail parts
All wheel pick up
All wheel drive
Cast metal wheels in appropriate colour to match livery
Five Pole skew motor with slow running control
Bag of spare detail parts to fix to the locomotive.