NBL 10800 Prototype #10800 (BR Green - Late Crest) - Pre Order

NBL 10800 Prototype #10800 (BR Green - Late Crest) - Pre Order

Pre Order: 10% off CAD RRP   Canadian RRP: $329.99 estimate   UK RRP: £234.95

Common Details

Built in Glasgow by the North British Locomotive Company in the early-1950s, 10800 was originally ordered by the LMS as part of its pioneering investigations into main line diesel traction. It was envisaged as the equivalent of the 3MT tank locomotives for lighter passenger and freight work and fitted with an 827hp Paxman diesel engine. Eventually delivered to British Railway in 1952, it was tested on the London Midland, Southern and (briefly) Eastern Region. After withdrawal by BR in 1959 it was sold to Brush Traction and used as a testbed for new traction equipment before eventually being scrapped in 1976.

Following in the footsteps of their previous OO scale prototype diesels, such as Lion, Kestrek & DP2, 10800 will be produced in limited quantities across four versions depicting the NBL machine in post-1954 SR/LMR and final BR condition with later external modifications.

A high-quality specification includes fine etched metal parts, working marker and cab lights, 21-pin DCC interface, DCC sound provision, sprung buffers and all-wheel drive/pick-up. Based on original NBL drawings and extensive research of this pioneering locomotive, CAD work is complete and tooling is now (Feb 2022) well underway.