A fantastic find, model reference W2230 BO BO Diesel Electric locomotive by Wrenn. This variation is in BR Blue with running number 20 008 This locomotive was made with a MK1 chassis and has always been a favourite among collectors and layouts across the country. This locomotive was introduced in 1988 with a production of one year, finishing in 1989 Period Four!
The exact numbers made are reported to be 1047. Yet in all my years of collecting I have only ever see a handful worthy of retailing. This locomotive remains in original test run condition. Complete in every respect and comes with its original box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue.
Class 20 diesel locomotives were built in 1957-1968 by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows or at the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn works at Darlington. Class 20 locomotives have a maximum tractive effort of 42000 lbf (187 kN) and Class 20 diesels have a maximum speed of 75 mph. Class 20 locomotives only have one cab at one end and consequently they often work in pairs. Class 20 diesel locomotives were built for light to moderately heavy freight trains.