The N Gauge Society has received first samples of its forthcoming Hunslet DH 0-6-0 shunter, whose announcement formed part of the society’s 50th anniversary celebrations last year.
It’s the society’s first ready-to-run powered model, and the samples illustrated are primarily to check the fit of parts and ensure that the model captures the look of the prototype, although it does also have a working coreless motor.
Available to Narrow Gauge Society members only, it will be offered in no fewer than 15 different liveries including NCB, BP, Esso and British Steel versions from the early 1960s to models carrying current liveries of hire firms Harry Needle Railroad Co, Port of Workington, and RMS Locotec representing shunters in their current guise.
Over the years these locos have seen use in everything from heavy industry (coal mines, quarries, fuel terminals, power stations, steelworks, docks and coking plants) to smaller locations like scrapyards, private railways and smaller freight terminals, and the models will be ideal for those wishing to add a small industrial facility to unused corners of their layouts.
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