HORNBY 0-6-0T DCC FITTED British Railways J83 Class Locomotive

HORNBY 0-6-0T DCC FITTED British Railways J83 Class Locomotive
Brand: Hornby. Scale: OO. Gauge: OO/HO
Product Code: R1126
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Price: AU$299.99
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British Railways

J83 Class
0-6-0T Locomotive


Taken from Hornby’s R1126 Mixed Freight set this Brand New Factory Fitted DCC Loco does not have a box

In 1901, forty new Class D Locomotives were built by the North British Railway (NBR). These became the LNER’s J83 Mixed Goods Locomotives. Unlike most of the NBR tank engines, the J83s survived into LNER ownership originally without any rebuilding. The entire class was rebuilt with new boilers in 1924-5. The J83s were initially used on transfer goods, mineral trip workings, banking, and heavy yard shunting. By Grouping (1923), most of the J83s were being used for shunting. One J83 was withdrawn in 1947, leaving thirty nine to enter British Railways ownership. It looked as if they would continue to have a long service life, and ten new boilers were built in 1951. With the introduction of increasing numbers of diesel shunters, this was not to be and withdrawals soon restarted. The last J83 was withdrawn in 1962.

The J83s proved to be reliable engines which were almost always fully occupied. They had one of the lowest maintenance costs of any LNER class, and had the highest mileage of any LNER 0-6-0T. Only three J83s failed to record 1 million miles during their lifetime, and No. 9830 managed to record a total of 2 million miles.

This NEW DCC Fitted Hornby Model is a splendid and very nicely detailed locomotive. This loco will add Charm and Romance to your Model Railway.

OO Scale
OO/HO Gauge
DCC - Digital

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