🚂 Rapido Trains Reveal OO LBSCR E1 Livery Artwork

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Rapido Trains are producing a newly tooled range of LBSCR Class E1 0-6-0T steam locomotives in OO gauge. This comprehensive new range will cover the full history of the class in LBSCR, Southern, British Railways and industrial colour schemes.


Rapido have revealed full livery artwork for the range as well as a selection of colour 3D renders and early engineering samples to whet your appetite.


The pre-order deadline for these models has now passed but we are still able to take additional orders. We highly recommend that you pre-order yours ASAP to ensure we can fulfil your locomotives.

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Product Features:

Highly detailed model with many separate parts including handrails, pipework, safety valve, whistle, dome, coal bunker and much more

Digital & Sound capable - 18-pin socket with pre-fitted speaker

Powerful mechanism

Sprung metal buffers

NEM tension lock couplings

Designed from original works drawings and a wealth of photographic material

Prototype Information

Designed by William Stroudley, these useful and long-lived locomotives saw a lifespan of over 85 years across the LBSCR network, working a mixture of freight and secondary passenger duties. Although withdrawals started in 1908, thirty survived into BR service in 1948, with the last survivors allocated to shunting duties. Eight of the Class were rebuilt as 0-6-2T locomotives (classified E1/R) in the 1920s, and four were transferred to work on the Isle of Wight in 1932. One locomotive survives and is preserved on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Image via Dan Adkins

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