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Bachmann GCR CLASS 8K BR LATE CREST 04 ROBINSON model 31-001

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Brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by "Bachmann Branchline" as part of their SUPER DETAIL 21 PIN DCC series. This 2-8-0 BR (EX-LNER) Robinson 04 Class locomotive comes in BLACK BR livery with running number 63601. A highly detailed version which includes cealed accessories and paperwork.

The Great Central Railway (GCR) Class 8K 2-8-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for heavy freight. Introduced in 1911, and designed byJohn G Robinson, 126 were built for the GCR prior to the First World War. Including wartime construction for the British Army ROD and the post-war GCR Class 8M, the class and its derivatives totalled 666 locomotives.

The first of the 8K class was out shopped from the GCR's Gorton workshops in 1911. It was essentially a superheated version of an earlier 0-8-0, the 8A class, with the addition of a pony truck. This both supported the greater front end weight and gave a steadier ride. Post-war, a further 19 locomotives were built in 1918–21 to a modified design with a larger boiler (GCR class 8M). In 1922 the GCR rebuilt two Class 8M to Class 8K.