Hornby R30316 RailRoad S&DJR Blue Class 3F Jinty 0-6-0 Loco No. 20

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OO GaugeHornbyHornby R30316 RailRoad S&DJR Blue Class 3F Jinty 0-6-0 Loco No. 20
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Tech SpecsItem Scale 1:76 Scale 00 GaugeFinish PaintedColour BlueGauge OOOperator S&DJRWheel Configuration 0-6-0Livery S&DJR Prussian blueMinimum Curve (mm) Radius 2
Product InfoThe 3F ‘Jinty’ was an LMS tank engine inspired by the designof a Midland Railway designed tank engine. Henry Fowler saw potential in theMidland Railway 2441 Class which itself would prove so dependable that theywould last in service until 1966. The Jinty was a simple design with insidecylinders and belpaire firebox that allowed the locomotive to reach up to60mph. Locomotives were fitted with steam heating for working short passengertrains, which was a far cry from their initial brief as a shunting engine. The 3F would be the main shunting and tank engine of the LMSand would find itself serving all over the UK when the class came into theownership of BR in 1948. The Jintys would prove to be useful engines even afterlarger freight engines would be introduced with some examples lasting until1967 in service. 9 examples of the class have been preserved including the lastto be withdrawn. An iconic user of the 3F class was the fairly uniqueSomerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The SDJR became a part of the LMS in 1923when the grouping act came into effect however it would not have its identityabsorbed into that of the LMS. The SDJR would run its locomotives in either itstime honoured ‘Prussian Blue’ livery with SDJR lettering or SDJR Black. TheSDJR took delivery of seven examples of the locomotive in 1928. Theselocomotives would only stay at the railway for a couple of years, being absorbedinto the LMSR in 1930 and redistributed. Locomotive number 20 was delivered to the SDJR straight fromthe manufacturer, Bagnall, in 1928. When it entered the LMS pool of Jintys itwould be renumbered 7151. Shortly after this, during a renumbering scheme itwould be renumbered again to 7311. The locomotive would enter War Departmentservice before being returned to its standard service, although now with BR as47311. The locomotive would spend much of its BR life stationed in Londonbefore being withdrawn from the Stratford shed in 1960, being scrapped shortlyafter. The Hornby Jinty is fitted with a 3 pole motor and simplegearing, proving to be a reliable runner on any layout.

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