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The British Railways Class 08 0-6-0 diesel electric shunter, developed from the similar LMS design, eventually became British Railways’ largest, and probably most recognised, fleet of locomotives. The last of the LMS designs was completed in June 1952 and October that year the first two locomotives, 13000 and 13001, were sent for trials at Toton, using the same English Electric EE6K 350hp power unit as the LMS designs. 996 units were built between 1952 and 1962 at BR’s workshops in Crewe, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster and Horwich and over 300 still remain in traffic.
Numbering of the class in the 13xxx series continued until June 1957, with 13357, when the ‘1’ was dropped and replaced with the identifier ‘D’. Those 13xxx series locomotives were eventually renumbered by mid-1962, only to be renumbered again from September 1973 under the TOPS scheme as 08xxx. Up to 1957, all locomotives had been delivered in plain black livery, with red buffer beams, after this date the delivery livery was changed to plain green with red buffer beams. Yellow and black chevrons were added on the ends later, with the BR blue livery starting in late 1966.
Locomotive 08623 was delivered from Derby Works in October 1959, being renumbered from D3790 on December 31, 1973. 08623 was the second of Bescot Yard’s Class 08 shunters to be repainted in Schenker’s distinctive red livery.
- F0 Headlight/rearlight
- F1 Engine start/stop
- F2 Whistle long
- F3 Whistle 2 bursts
- F4 Brake squeal
- F5 Notch up
- F6 Notch down
- F7 Return to idle
- F8 Thrash
- F9 Cold start override
- F10 Horn 3 bursts
- F11 Horn 2 bursts
- F12 Reverser
- F13 Air release
- F14 Air dump
- F15 Detonator
- F16 Couple
- F17 Un-couple
- F18 Primer
- F19 Exhauster
- F20 Compressor
- F21 Handbrake
- F22 Spirax valve
- F23 Flange squeal
- F24 Metal door
- F25 Aux
Our Hornby engineers have developed a unique sound decoder that not only provides superior DCC control but also dedicated sounds associated with the locomotives that have been installed with this new sound decoder - TTS Twin Track Sound.
Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories.
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Technical Specification & Detail
|DCC Type||DCC Fitted|
|Operator/Livery||DB Schenker, DBS Cherry Red|
|Motor||5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive|
- NEM Couplings
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Classic Hornby Class 08 now with TTS Sound!
The Hornby Class 08 is a great little model now fitted with TTS Sound it is unquestionably worthy of 5 stars. Performance is quite remarkable for such a small model, not unlike the real loco.
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