Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 02:31 AM UTC
Hornby has released a BR A1A-A1A 'D5551' Class 31 - BR Two Tone Green with TTS Sound.
The Class 31 loco by Hornby is in their Railroad series. The Hornby RailRoad collection provides a perfect entry into the exciting world of 00 gauge railway modelling. Designed to be less easily damaged, yet maintaining attractive detailing and accurate liveries, the range is ideal for both the younger enthusiast and experienced modeller.
The British Rail Class 31 diesel locomotives, also known as the Brush Type 2 were originally built as Class 30. They were built by Brush Traction from 1957 to 1962 to replace steam locomotives. They were originally built with Mirrlees JVS12T 1,250 bhp (930 kW) (D5500–D5519) and 1,365 bhp (1,018 kW) engines and Brush electrical equipment, but the engines were not successful and in 1964 D5677 was fitted with an English Electric 12SVT engine (as used in the Class 37) de-rated to 1,470 bhp (1,100 kW). The trial proved successful, and between 1965 and 1969 the entire class was re-engined and the class number was changed to “31”.
R3592TTS - RailRoad BR A1A-A1A 'D5551' Class 31 - BR Two Tone Green with TTS Sound – OO/1:76
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