5 Inch Gauge Brush 0-4-0
This locomotive was built in 1958 by Brush Engineering as one of a batch of demonstration diesel electric locomotives, for shunting or industrial use. It was the only one taken into British Railways ownership, as a single non standard locomotive its life was short, it only lasted until 1967 when it was broken up.
However other similar locomotives worked in the South Wales steel industry for a number of years. When they were eventually retired one of the them was taken into preservation and painted to represent the long lost original British Railways locomotive. There are some detail differences between the two such as the headlight etc, our model is of the original engine as running on British Railways in the late 1950s.
Our model is a highly detailed "standard gauge" locomotive which houses a 12 volt car battery under the GRP body, its 4 motors (2 per axle) give it the capacity to pull 6 persons on a level track. Striving to keep the detail of the full size model the Brush GRP body has vents, window frames and door detail as standard giving even the total beginner a good level of detail or the experienced modeler a great start on super detailing the model.