Dapol C060 204 H.P. 0-6-0 Drewery Diesel Shunter Loco Plastic Kit OO Gauge

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C060 Dapol 204 H.P. 0-6-0 Drewery Diesel Shunter Loco 00/H0 Scale Plastic Kit. The British Railways Modernisation Programme includes the acquisition of a large number of shunters with engines of around 200h.p. and mechanical transmission for those duties which do not warrant the use of the heavier and more costly diesel-electric units. The most numerous class amongst these small shunters is the 0-6-0 type weighing 30-32 tons (classified DJ12/13/14, etc; on E. & N.E. Region). The present authorised total of these units was 471 of which no less than 372, approximately 78 percent, were the well-established Drewery design forming the subject of this kit. The Drewery locomotives were in service in all regions of British Railways with the exception of the Scottish Region. Upwards of 140 were supplied by the Drewery Car Company Limited, in association with Robert Stephenson & Hawthorns Limited, the remainder having been built by British Railways at Swindon and Doncaster to the same basic design. The 204 h.p. engine gave a maximum speed of 27.9 m.p.h., and loads of up to 1,000 tons could be moved at low speeds on the level. Mainly though, the locomotives were employed where the average load varied between 350 and 650 tons. The locomotives were equipped with vacuum and air braking, electric starting and lighting and pneumatically operated controls that were duplicated on each side of the fully enclosed heated cab. TECHNICAL DATA:Length over buffers 26ft 3inWheel diameter 3ft 6inWheel base 9ft Power is provided by a Gardner 8L3 engine developing 204 h.p. at 1,200 r.p.m., driving through a fluid coupling to a 5 speed epicyclic gearbox and a spiral-bevel reverse and reduction gearbox, and thence by jackshaft and flycranks to the six coupled wheels. The maximum speeds in the five gears are 3.6, 6.4, 9.6,14.9 and 27.9 m.p.h., the fifth speed being employed mainly for trip working. The weight in working order is 32 tons and fuel capacity 300 gallons. Please note: All plastic kits require building any pictures showing painted or built kits are as an example. Kits require a plastic glue & paint to complete available in our store & our online store.

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