Rapido UK unveils new OO gauge Hunslet saddle tanks

New Rapido UK OO gauge Hunslet 16in locomotives

Rapido UK unveils second batch of OO gauge Hunslet locomotives.

Rapido Trains UK has announced a further range of OO gauge Hunslet 0-6-0 saddle tanks with 16-inch cylinders and which are expected to be available by the end of this year.

The range will have a variety of liveries from locos in preservation or worked at collieries from across the country with the design based on original works drawings and field visits to several 16-inch Hunslets.

The models are made of die-cast construction and injection-moulded plastic, and come equipped with a Next18 decoder socket, NEM coupler pockets, and sprung buffers. Each model is unique, with key detail changes that reflect individual locomotives.

The new models include:

  • Beatrice (Hunslet No. 2705/1945) in lined green, as preserved at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
  • Primrose No. 2 (Hunslet No.3715/1952,), ex-NCB in red with a stovepipe chimney as preserved at Embsay in the 1970s
  • Clement (Hunslet No.1983/1940), ex-NCB Brodsworth Colliery in black with yellow stripes
  • Glasshoughton No. 4 (Hunslet No.3855/1955), ex-Glasshoughton Colliery in lined green with a stovepipe chimney
  • John Shaw (Hunslet No.2375/1942), ex-NCB South Kirby Colliery in lined green

Each model will have an RRP of £129.95, or fitted for sound (using recordings taken from one of the class in preservation) for an of RRP £229.99, from Rapido Trains UK.

Image credit, Rapido Trains UK.

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