Bachmann Europe Plc today announced that it is to produce a N scale model of the Class 03 diesel shunter. This follows on from the OO scale version announced last year.
230 locomotives were built by British Railways at Doncaster and Swindon from 1957 until 1962. They were allocated across all regions for pilot or shunting duties and were the second largest class of diesel shunters in service with British Railways. Withdrawal from British Railways service began in 1963 but they were still functioning in private industry service until 1993. Although all but one has now been withdrawn from active service (one remains with First Capital Connect as a depot shunter at Hornsey following reinstatement in 1998) over 50 have been preserved for use on heritage railways.
Three versions will be produced in BR green (371-060), BR green with wasp stripes (371-061) and BR blue (371-062).
7 March 2010
For further information please contact :
Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,
Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY
Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756