371-184 Class 40 Disc Headcode 40012'Aureol' BR Blue Loco. Brand new item from our New Model shop in Yorkshire. Class 40 with Disc Headcode No.
40012'Aureol' in BR Blue livery. Featuring interior cab lighting and directional lighting, the model is also equipped with a Next18 DCC decoder socket and is pre-fitted with a speaker for those wishing to add DCC Sound. DCC Ready (NOT DCC Fitted). Speaker Fitted (If you wish to add a sound decoder). The British Rail Class 40 is a British Railways diesel-electric locomotive, rated at 2,000 hp and classified as a Type 4.
A total of 200 were built by English Electric between 1958 and 1962 and numbered in the series D200-D399. They were for a time the pride of the British Rail early diesel fleet. The final locomotives ended regular service in 1985.Class 40s operated in all areas of British Railways although Western and Southern Region workings were less common. After the early trials, the majority of Class 40s were based at depots in northern England; notably Longsight, Carlisle Kingmoor, and Wigan Springs Branch on the Midland Region, and Thornaby and Gateshead on the Eastern Region. The heyday of the Class was in the early 1960s when they hauled top-link expresses on the West Coast Main Line and in East Anglia. As additional new rolling stock was introduced, their passenger work decreased, partly due to their lack of electric train heating (D255 was fitted with electric train heating for a trial period in the mid-1960s) for newer passenger coaches. This resulted in visits to many distant parts of the network.
It would be fair to say that few routes in the London Midland and Eastern regions did not see Class 40-worked passenger services from time to time. Regular destinations included the seaside resorts of Scarborough, Skegness and Cleethorpes on the Eastern region, with Blackpool and Stranraer being regularly visited on the West Coast. The item "BNIB N Gauge Farish 371-184 Class 40 Disc Headcode 40012'Aureol' BR Blue Loco" is in sale since Thursday, April 15, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\N Gauge\Locomotives". The seller is "kjb-models" and is located in Hensall. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe.