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Friday, December 01, 2017 - 04:28 AM UTC
Hornby has release a couple of HO/1:76 2-8-0 8F Class Locomotives just in time for Christmas
Hornby has released two versions:

R3564 - BR 2-8-0 ‘48045’ 8F Class, with Fowler Tender - Late BR – OO/1:76
R3565 - LMS 2-8-0 '8035' 8F Class - OO/1:76

Locomotive 48045 was built in 1936 at the Vulcan Foundry Works as Works No.4722 and entered service as LMS No.8045. One of fifty one locomotives requisitioned by the War Department in 1941 and sent to the Middle East, the locomotive operated under the British Army Middle East Force’s control as WD No.70573 until being repatriated in 1948, the locomotive entering stock with British Railways in July 1949 as No.48045.

Locomotive 8035 was built at the Vulcan Foundry Works as Works No.4712 and entered traffic in August 1936, avoiding the War Department ‘draft’. Post-war, the locomotive operated across the Midland region, operating from ten different sheds, the longest allocation being at Rugby between June 16, 1957 and January 9, 1965. Renumbered to 48035 in June 1948, the locomotive was withdrawn from service at Tyseley in March 1967.

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