Class 08 Diesel Shunter No.08873 in InterCity Livery

Code: 371-015K

N Scale Class 08

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Class 08 Diesel Shunter No.08873 in InterCity Livery

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Class 08 Diesel Shunter No.08873 in InterCity Livery Class 08 Diesel Shunter No.08873 in InterCity Livery Class 08 Diesel Shunter No.08873 in InterCity Livery Class 08 Diesel Shunter No.08873 in InterCity Livery

Details

No. 08873 was rolled out of Darlington Works in November 1960, at the time carrying No. D4041 and was initially allocated to Sheffield Grimethorpe Shed. Following allocations at several Eastern Region depots, D4041 was renumbered under the TOPs system in February 1974 to No. 08873 whilst at Bounds Green depot in North London. The locomotive would return to Bounds Green, sporting its newly applied InterCity livery, for their Works open day in May 1987.

The locomotive was repainted into this livery when allocated to Stratford, East London in April 1987. At the time of repainting, it had become common place for depots to individualise their locomotives and as a result No. 08873 was adorned with an image of a Cockney Sparrow on each side, an unsurprising choice really given the location of the depot. There were many variations of the InterCity livery and 08873 carried a unique combination which featured a yellow cab roof combined with the Cockney Sparrow and the BR double arrow in place of the InterCity branding. In the summer of 1993, No. 08873 was put into store, however by October 1993 it had been allocated to Willesden before becoming part of the EWS fleet based as Crewe Diesel Depot. Another period of storage began in August 1998 when it was moved to RFS at Doncaster before being sold to RT Railtours in June 2000, since which it has seen use with a number of different operators.

Technical Specification

  • Size/Scale:  N Scale
  • Released:  Summer 2013
  • Number Produced:  504 certificated pieces
  • Era:  8
  • DCC Pin Value:  n/a
  • DCC Status:  Not DCC Ready
  • Paint Finish:  Pristine
  • Length:  60mm
  • Features:  Authentic livery detail with fine printing, prototypical outside frames, full accessory detail pack and NEM coupling pockets.