A brand new 00 gauge locomotive especially developed by “Heljan Model Railways”. This locomotive in British Rail Green livery is the uncommon weathered version of the classic Class 14 with running number D9535 model 1403 . This locomotive remains UNUSED and complete with accessories service sheets and packaging!
The British Rail Class 14 is a type of small diesel-hydraulic locomotive built in the mid-1960s. Twenty-six of these 0-6-0 locomotives were ordered in January 1963, to be built at British Railways Swindon Works.
The anticipated work for this class was trip working movements between local yards and short distance freight trains. The good all-around visibility from the cab and dual controls also made them capable of being used for shunting duties. The order was expanded from 26 to 56 in mid-1963, before work had started on the first order.
The Class 14s, like many other early types of diesel, had an extremely short life with British Railways, in this case not because of poor reliability but because many of its envisaged duties disappeared on the BR network a few years after they came into use.