5 Inch Class 73
This class is unique amongst locomotives of its era being both electric and diesel powered. The main form of traction is electric off the Southern third rail DC system, however there is a 600HP diesel on board, making it a most versatile engine.
They have had a long and eventful life from their introduction in 1962 with many still working on the main line and in preservation. Liveries have been numerous and varied, one of the most unusual being the Pullman lined cream and brown used on the 'Orient Express' locomotive 'The Sir Alex'.
Our model is a faithful reproduction of the prototype, featuring a wealth of detail (on the optional super detail kit). It has 8 x 60watt motors with a direct gear drive to each axle giving 120watts per axle, running on 12 or 24 volt with two batteries under the lift off body.
The Class 73 is available as an unpainted kit, painted kit or ready to run model.