Oxford Rail have unveiled its new 2020 product range at the London Toyfair in January. The new range has stirred a lot of excitement in the model railway community with some new liveries of existing models forthcoming, along with a range of new models.
LNER J26 CLASS
Three variations of the J26 Class locomotive are to be made, each in DCC Ready and DCC Sound versions. Spanning LNER and BR liveries, these heavy haulers will suit any layout styling in the Era 3, 4 and 5 periods.
The NER Class P2 (later to be reclassified as LNER J26 by the London and North Eastern Railway Company), is a type of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed by Wilson Worsdell for the North Eastern Railway Company.
Built between 1904 and 1905, the LNER J26 Class was a freight engine by nature and was predomiantley used for hauling goods. A total of 50 locomotives were built, all of which survived into British Railways ownership, however none survived into preservation.
LNER J27 CLASS
Four variations of the J27 Class locomotive are to be made, each in DCC Ready and designed to compliment the J26 Class Range. Sporting LNER, L&NER, BR (early) and BR (late) liveries.
The NER Class P3 (later to be reclassified as LNER J27 by the London and North Eastern Railway Company), is a type of 0-6-0 steam locomotive designed by Wilson Worsdell and was a minor modification of the exisiting North Eastern Railway NER Class J26 locomotive. Modification of the locomotive included a deeper firebox with a shallower sloping fire gate. This was achieved by raising the boiler slightly, and by reducing the clearance between the firebox and the rear axle.
Built between 1906 and 1922, the LNER J27 Class was a freight engine by nature and was predomiantley used for hauling heavy minerals and goods. After World War II, the class stopped hauing goods and focused on heay haul coal loads before their withdrawal in 1967. One locomotive, out of the 115 built, remains in preservation.
COWANS & SHELDON 15T STEAM CRANES
Modellers were excited to see Oxford Rail announce their forthcoming release of the Cowans and Sheldon 15 Ton Steam Cranes. These will be available in four liveries covering both pre- and post- nationalisation periods.