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Hornby RailRoad BR Benbow D805 Class 42

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Hornby RailRoad BR Benbow D805 Class 42
  • Hornby RailRoad BR Benbow D805 Class 42
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To replace the 'King' and 'Castle class steam locomotives on the Western Region of British Railways, it was decided to pursue a design of diesel locomotive with hydraulic transmission, constructed of…

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To replace the 'King' and 'Castle class steam locomotives on the Western Region of British Railways, it was decided to pursue a design of diesel locomotive with hydraulic transmission, constructed of lightweight alloy. This requirement was twofold: Partly to do with the stiff gradients on the line between Exeter and Plymouth, any fuel savings would allow for an extra coach to be added to the train, increasing revenues on the services, with the added advantage that a lighter locomotive would be quicker, making them ideal for fast passenger services, still a priority on the mainline in the mid-1950s. View More Products From Brand: Hornby
  • Age 14 years and up
  • Hornby Model No: R3491
  • Size (cm, L): 24
  • Class: 42
  • Wheel Configuration : B-B
  • 00 Gauge
  • DCC Ready
  • Livery: BR Green
  • Designer: British Railways
  • Entered Service: 1958

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