Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive By Bachmann | Code: 32-027B | OO Gauge

  • Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive
  • Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels Diesel Locomotive
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Product information

Product code 32-027B
Manufacturer Bachmann
Product category Class 20 , Diesel/Electric Loco ,
Product scale OO Gauge

Product description

Class 20 - D8011 BR Green with small yellow panels and indicator disks

DCC-Ready 21 pin socket. Suitable decoder RAILS CONNECT DECODER RoS-218

DCC Fitting (Including Decoder) -locomotive-for-fitting) to your order. Please note that this service includes the cost of the Decoder.

DCC SOUND SERVICES

If you would like a Sound Decoder for this locomotive, please add 1 x S0172-21 to your basket.

If you would prefer Rails of Sheffield to Sound fit your locomotive, please add the following to your basket; 1 x DCCDIFIT 1 x S0172-21.

Built: 1957 - 1968

Constructed by: English Electric

Duties: mixed traffic

Highlights

  • Sprung buffers

  • Route indicator discs

History

The British Railways Board's 1955 modernization plan called for a change to alternative forms of traction and manufacturers were asked to produce trial or initial designs for evaluation. English Electric adapted an existing design based on an export model for a 1000 bhp diesel and 20 were built as a pilot scheme for assessment.

The first batch was built in 1957 and the diesels were assigned to work from Devon's Road depot, East London. The design was a success from the start and by 1962 a total of 127 had been built. Following assessment of all the Type 1 diesels, BRB placed a further order increasing the total to 228 by 1968 and the design became the BR standard for 1000 bhp diesel locomotives. With the introduction of the TOPS code system in 1968 the diesels were designated Class 20 and renumbered 20 001 to 20 228. The locomotives were principally designed for freight work but also saw service on summer passenger trains where train heating was not required. The Class 20's worked over the Eastern, London Midland and Scottish regions as well as into Wales and were commonly associated with coal traffic. The only drawback the diesel has is a single end cab, unlike modern designs that have a cab at each end. BR resolved this problem by operating the diesels as pairs, nose to nose, and with the combined power of 2000 bhp they were able to haul the heavier block freight trains.

BR's decision to switch to Type 5 and in particular Class 60 diesels in the late 1980s started a gradual withdrawal of the fleet with just 28 left by 1994. A tribute to the design is that after 45 years the Class is still in service with DRS on mainline duties and at least 28 of the class are now preserved.