This Class R1 Tank 0-6-0T (ex-H/Dublo -1968) shares a chassis block with the 2-6-0T. The tool for this was lost in 1898 as a result few R1 locomotives were produced after this date. This locomotive in Southern Green running number 1152 was produced between 1986-92. In total less than 160 examples of this version were made unlike the more common sister “Southern 1157”.
This locomotive is FACTORY FRESH unused complete including box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue! NOTE: the inner box carries the factory stamp in black confirming packer no.3 production code 08623.
For many years the South Eastern Railway (SER) had possessed very few locomotives designed for shunting. Several other railways favoured the 0-6-0T wheel arrangement for shunting. So in 1887 it was decided to introduce a class of 0-6-0T locomotives specifically for shunting and for hauling local goods trains. The R class locomotives were designed by James Stirling as a new class. 25 were built at Ashford Works between 1888 and 1898.
TO RETAIN ITS VALUE AS A TEST RUN DISPLAY MODEL THIS ENGINE HAS NOT BEEN SERVICED. SHOULD THE BUYER WISH TO RUN WE WILL SERVICE F.O.C BEFORE DISPATCH
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