Best price on the Hornby R3359 Rothery Industrial 101 Class Locomotive

Hornby R3359 Rothery LocomotiveLooking for a general purpose, low cost, train for your train set or to expand your train fleet with? The Hornby Rothery Industrial 101 Class Locomotive is what you want.

The Hornby R3359 is a fun, simple, little OO gauge locomotive at a low price. What’s not to like.

Interestingly, the GWR 101 class locomotive on which this delightful little loco is based has an unusual back story.

It was originally designed and built at GWR’s Swindon works as an oil-burning locomotive to demonstrate the technology and intended for light passenger service near Bristol. Unfortunately, because problems in the design it was never used on as intended and instead remained at Swindon until rebuilt as a conventional coal-burning tank engine in 1905 where it lived out its life as a works shunter until finally scrapped in 1911.

A fun, low cost, model train

As a model train, it’s ideal for use by children (it’s part of Hornby’s Railroad range), light passenger coach operation and shunting layouts and to complement the rolling stock in Hornby model train set.

It looks lovely, pulls passenger with ease and is a joy to watch and at just over £30 it’s a great value loco for anyone’s train set or model railway.

Order the Hornby R3359 Rothery Industrial 101 Class from Amazon here for the lowest price.

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Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

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