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N Scale - Dapol - 2D-028-003D - Locomotive, Diesel, BR, Class 26 - British Rail - 26024

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N Scale - Dapol - 2D-028-003D - Locomotive, Diesel, BR, Class 26 - British Rail - 26024 Image Courtesy of Dapol

Stock Number 2D-028-003D
Original Retail Price £168.35
Brand Dapol
Manufacturer Dapol
Body Style Dapol Diesel Engine Class 26
Prototype Locomotive, Diesel, BR, Class 26
Road or Company Name British Rail (Details)
Reporting Marks BR
Road or Reporting Number 26024
Paint Color(s) Blue with Yellow Ends
Print Color(s) White
Paint Scheme Scottie Dog
Coupler Type Rapido Hook NEM Standard Pocket
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Small Flange (Low Profile)
DCC Readiness DC/DCC Dual Mode Decoder
Item Category Locomotives
Model Type Diesel
Model Subtype BR
Model Variety Class 26
Scale 1/148

Specific Item Information: The British Rail Class 26 is a class of Bo-Bo diesel locomotive built by BCRW between 1958 and 1959. In all 47 were built and were used for a variety of duties including on London Commuter routes into Kings Cross with one also being loaned to the Scottish Region. After a strategic re-evaluation of the various small diesel locomotives available, all of the Class 26’s were transferred to Scotland and continued in service until 1993. 13 Class 26’s survive into preservation in England, Scotland and Wales. NEXT-18 decoder

Road Name History:
British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the state-owned company that operated most of the overground rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997. It was formed from the nationalisation of the "Big Four" British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between 1994 and 1997. Originally a trading brand of the Railway Executive of the British Transport Commission, it became an independent statutory corporation in 1962 designated as the British Railways Board.

British Rail designed and manufactured rolling stock from 1948 to 1989, at which time its subsidiary British Rail Engineering Limited (BREL) was privatised.

1997 marked the end of the privatization effort in which the last assets of British Rail were sold to 31 regional freight and passenger operators as well as Railtrack (which was later brought under public control as Network Rail), which was given the track and infrastructure.

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Brand/Importer Information:
Dapol Ltd is a Welsh model railway manufacturer based in Chirk, Wales. The factory where design and manufacturing take place is just over the border in England. The company is known for its model railway products in N gauge and OO gauge. Dapol's name is a play on its founders David and Pauline Boyle's names. He owned a model concern Highfield Birds & Models. In 1981 he first tried to buy the Airfix and Mainline ranges. The Dapol brand name was first used in a Railway Modeller advert of September 1983. The first Dapol wagons (for OO) were announced to become available on 20 November 1983. From 1 March 1984 ex Airfix railway kits became available.

Dapol manufactures a growing range of N gauge locomotives, coaches and wagons, and is the main competitor of Graham Farish in the British 'ready-to-run' market. Continuous improvement in model specifications has led to the introduction of 40:1 gearing in locomotive drive mechanisms, NEM couplings on all stock, and LED lighting strips for coaching stock (yellow for 'older' coaches, to represent incandescent illumination, and white for more modern coaches and EMUs to represent fluorescent fittings).

Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-01-14 10:46:37

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