Offering an ex-stock 00 gauge loco especially developed by “Heljan Model Railways” as part of their recent series. This locomotive is the DCC 21pin Railbus RTC-Modelzone Ltd Edition British Rail Research Derby 999507, model 87101.
British Rail produced a variety of railbuses, both as a means of acquiring new rolling stock cheaply, and to provide economical services on lightly-used lines.
Railbuses are a very lightweight type of designed specifically for passenger transport on little-used railway lines. As the name suggests, they share many aspects of their construction with a bus, usually having a bus body, or a modified bus body, and having four wheels on a fixed wheelbase, rather than bogies.
Some units were equipped for operation as diesel multiple units.