Bachmann Branchline 31-361B Class 03 D2028 BR Green (Wasp Stripes)

$252.40

Class 03 D2028 BR Green with Wasp Stripes

Built: 1957 – 1962

Constructed by: BR Doncaster & Swindon Works

Duties: shunting & station pilot

Highlights

• New chassis with ‘Next18’ DCC decoder interface

• Optional buffer-beam in-fill plate to cover the NEM coupling pocket when not in use

• Conical chimney

• Sprung buffers

• Driver figure fitted

History

The Class 03 diesel shunters were introduced in 1957 and were one of BR’s most successful smaller 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters. The 230 shunters were built by British Railways’ Swindon and Doncaster works between 1957-1962. Initially, allocation was spread around all regions except Scottish. Like other shunters of this size, the Class 03 was built for light duties where a larger locomotive was not needed, especially for shunting at locomotive and carriage depots and as station pilots.

The Class 03 locomotives survived to work over some lines with limited weight restrictions. The locomotives weighed 30 tonnes, as opposed to the 48 tons of Class 08. They were progressively withdrawn from 1968 onwards, with two examples on the Isle of Wight lasting until 1993. In 1998, one of the Isle of Wight locos, No. 03 179, was re-instated into service by the West Anglia Great Northern Railway Company (WAGN) for service at their Hornsey depot. This remains the last operational Class 03 locomotive on the network. Over 50 locomotives have been preserved.

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Branchline OO Scale Diesel & Electric Locomotives

Main line steam-hauled services may have finished in 1968, but the use of electric and diesel traction started many decades earlier. Third-rail electric services commenced running into Waterloo station before WW1 and main line diesel power made its first appearance in 1947, whilst the first overhead electric main line services were a relatively recent introduction in 1955. The Bachmann Branchline range covers all these types of motive power, offering an unrivalled selection of award-winning locomotives to grace your layout.

Additional information

Brand

Branchline

Region

British

Scale

OO Scale

Stock

Rolling Stock