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Branchline Class 08 08631 'Eagle' Network SouthEast

Built: 1952 -1962

Constructed by: BR Crewe, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster & Horwich Works

Duties: shunting

Highlights

• Wooden cab doors

• Superb slow speed control ideal for shunting duties

• Etched nameplates included 

• Sprung buffers

 History

The London Midland & Scottish Railway first experimented with diesel shunting locomotives in 1932. It soon became apparent that for shunting purposes, this form of traction offered substantial savings in money and manpower. Before this, steam locos had to be kept at the ready, even when not required immediately. Train crews had to stay on the locos during long breaks in operations. In this respect, the diesel shunters had a significant advantage; they could be started and shut down as and when required, allowing more flexible working practices.

 A standard design of 0-6-0 shunter had been developed by LMS, and in 1948 British Railways adopted this as the mainstay of its shunting fleet albeit after carrying out further alterations and improvements. A total of 996 units were constructed making it the most numerous of all British locomotive classes. These locos were designated Class 08 under the 1968 TOPs classification. They appear on many of the preserved standard gauge lines in Britain with over 60 locomotives preserved.

 Class 08 locomotives were the universal BR shunting engine and allocated to all regions. They operated for EWS, DB, Freightliner, GBRailfreight, First Great Western, Virgin Trains and many other train companies post-privatisation as well as finding further employment in industry working for the National Coal Board, and at oil refineries, quarries and railfreight terminals, to give just a few examples.


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If your order is coming from more than one location: We suggest you order with Standard Shipping rather than Express (this is due in part to transportation time between stores to get your order combined and sent from 1 location which will delay your "express" postage option).


NOTE - On large mail items (over 1 Metre) Large mail items over 1m will have a delay due to shipping via courier being needed. Please note additional smaller items may incur an additional shipping fee.

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Hearns Hobbies is not held accountable for incorrect delivery/contact information entered in by the user at checkout. Please check your details are correct before submitting your order. If you have entered your details incorrectly when you checked out, please contact us via phone or direct message IMMEDIATELY.

At Hearns Hobbies, we are very efficient with processing orders (meaning your order may already be packed and sorted) so speedy notification is required to allow for immediate intervention in order to change your details.

For more information, or if you are buying Internationally? Feel free to read our Shipping Policy before ordering

What are pre-orders?
Pre-orders are as the name suggests, placing an advanced pre-release order on an item. This means that the order you are placing is for the future release of a product that has yet to be released, or re-stocked.

How much are pre-orders?
Pre-order prices are defined at the time based off what we initially received from the manufacturer. This means that when we receive the product (to send to you), manufacturing costs, taxes, and even economic shifts in the country of the manufacturer, could affect the final price when we receive it in store. So, we suggest you use the price shown only as a point of reference, as it may not be derivative of the final price when it is received and ready to be sent to you.

How long do I have to wait for my pre-order?
The wait time depends on the release date of the pre-order product, and the time you placed your order. Pre-order release times also vary per product, per manufacturer, transportation and many other factors. If a release date is given from the manufacturer, please note that this is still subjective due to circumstances out of our control, and this isn’t indicative of our in-store stock date this could be a day or two after the release date.

Why am I being charged for my pre-order, even though the product isnt released yet?
This is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet (pre-order) to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).

Read our full FAQ on Frequently Asked Questions page.

For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.

For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.
Branchline Class 08 08631 'Eagle' Network SouthEast

Built: 1952 -1962

Constructed by: BR Crewe, Darlington, Derby, Doncaster & Horwich Works

Duties: shunting

Highlights

• Wooden cab doors

• Superb slow speed control ideal for shunting duties

• Etched nameplates included 

• Sprung buffers

 History

The London Midland & Scottish Railway first experimented with diesel shunting locomotives in 1932. It soon became apparent that for shunting purposes, this form of traction offered substantial savings in money and manpower. Before this, steam locos had to be kept at the ready, even when not required immediately. Train crews had to stay on the locos during long breaks in operations. In this respect, the diesel shunters had a significant advantage; they could be started and shut down as and when required, allowing more flexible working practices.

 A standard design of 0-6-0 shunter had been developed by LMS, and in 1948 British Railways adopted this as the mainstay of its shunting fleet albeit after carrying out further alterations and improvements. A total of 996 units were constructed making it the most numerous of all British locomotive classes. These locos were designated Class 08 under the 1968 TOPs classification. They appear on many of the preserved standard gauge lines in Britain with over 60 locomotives preserved.

 Class 08 locomotives were the universal BR shunting engine and allocated to all regions. They operated for EWS, DB, Freightliner, GBRailfreight, First Great Western, Virgin Trains and many other train companies post-privatisation as well as finding further employment in industry working for the National Coal Board, and at oil refineries, quarries and railfreight terminals, to give just a few examples.


Order before 11am, and your item will ship same day (Australia Only)

If your order is coming from more than one location: We suggest you order with Standard Shipping rather than Express (this is due in part to transportation time between stores to get your order combined and sent from 1 location which will delay your "express" postage option).


NOTE - On large mail items (over 1 Metre) Large mail items over 1m will have a delay due to shipping via courier being needed. Please note additional smaller items may incur an additional shipping fee.

Incorrect Delivery Info/Contact Details:
Hearns Hobbies is not held accountable for incorrect delivery/contact information entered in by the user at checkout. Please check your details are correct before submitting your order. If you have entered your details incorrectly when you checked out, please contact us via phone or direct message IMMEDIATELY.

At Hearns Hobbies, we are very efficient with processing orders (meaning your order may already be packed and sorted) so speedy notification is required to allow for immediate intervention in order to change your details.

For more information, or if you are buying Internationally? Feel free to read our Shipping Policy before ordering

What are pre-orders?
Pre-orders are as the name suggests, placing an advanced pre-release order on an item. This means that the order you are placing is for the future release of a product that has yet to be released, or re-stocked.

How much are pre-orders?
Pre-order prices are defined at the time based off what we initially received from the manufacturer. This means that when we receive the product (to send to you), manufacturing costs, taxes, and even economic shifts in the country of the manufacturer, could affect the final price when we receive it in store. So, we suggest you use the price shown only as a point of reference, as it may not be derivative of the final price when it is received and ready to be sent to you.

How long do I have to wait for my pre-order?
The wait time depends on the release date of the pre-order product, and the time you placed your order. Pre-order release times also vary per product, per manufacturer, transportation and many other factors. If a release date is given from the manufacturer, please note that this is still subjective due to circumstances out of our control, and this isn’t indicative of our in-store stock date this could be a day or two after the release date.

Why am I being charged for my pre-order, even though the product isnt released yet?
This is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet (pre-order) to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).

Read our full FAQ on Frequently Asked Questions page.

For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.

For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.

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