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Hornby LNER Class O1 2-8-0 - Available Now

Hornby LNER Class O1 2-8-0 - Available Now

Posted by Callum Hosking on 31st Jan 2020

Hornby have produced two variations of the LNER Thompson Class O1 2-8-0 locomotive, featuring LNER and BR Wartime Black liveries. These heavy haulers will make a great addition on any British Layout and are now available at Little Train Shop.

FEATURES

  • DCC Ready (8-pin) - fitting options available
  • Smooth 5-pole skew wound motor
  • NEM Coupling
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Detailed Cab Interior
  • Detailed Exterior
  • Close Tender Connection

NOW AVAILABLE

R3729 LNER Class O1 2-8-0 6359
$194.95
R3730 BR Class O1 2-8-0 63806
$194.95


BACKGROUND & PROTOTYPE

Due to wartime restrictions, new build locomotives were off the cards. The Thompson Class O1 were a rebuild of the LNER Class O4 “ROD” and were rebuilt between 1944 and 1949 sporting Wartime Black Livery. Designed for heavy haulage work of minerals and metal ores between mines and shipping docks. Unfortunately, all locomotives were scrapped and none have survived for preservation.

BUILDERLondon and North Eastern Railway (LNER)
BUILD DATE1944-1949
TOTAL BUILT58
LOCOMOTIVE TYPESteam
CONFIGURATION2-8-0
WEIGHT72.5 Tons
OPERATORSLNER & British Railways
DUTIESFreight
LAST SERVICE1965