Tiny Train Thursday: 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 and then used it as a works shunter until finally scrapped in 1911.

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.

It’s available now from Amazon at around £25 with next day delivery.

 

 

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