The British Rail Class 22 or "Baby Warship" was a class of diesel-hydraulic locomotives designed for the Western Region of British Railways and built by the North British Locomotive Company. They were very similar in appearance to the Class 21 diesel-electrics. The nickname Baby Warship related to the similarity in appearance (and internal equipment) to the British Rail Class D20/2 or Class 41 Warship Class. The Class 22s were numbered D6300-D6357.
Fifty seven locomotives were built between 1959 and 1962 and operated in the West of England hauling both passengers and freight. The class was eventually displaced by the more powerful and reliable Hymeks and Warships, exacerbated by the bankruptcy of NBL in 1962 and the consequential lack of spares.
By 1971 all had been decommissioned and none survived into preservation.
These great little models feature lots of details including internal seats, external pipe work, directional lighting, and finely printed external logos and numbering.
- Directional lighting
- Darkened wheels and pin point bearings
- Detailing and accessory pack included
- All wheel pick up and all wheel pick drive
- Detailed body with etched grills and separately fitted handrails
- Powerful skew wound 5 Pole Super Creep motor with twin brass fly wheels for controlled pulling power and incredible slow running speed
- CLASS 22
- LIVERY BR Blue
- ERA 6 (1967 - 1971)
- WHEEL CONFIGURATION B-B
- COUPLINGS NEM
- DCC TYPE 6 Pin Ready
- TRACK SUPPLY 12v DC
- PAINT FINISH Weathered
- LENGTH OVER BUFFER 97mm
- WIDTH 17mm
- HEIGHT 27mm