N scale modellers running DCC can now quickly and easily add the iconic Class 09 diesel shunter to their fleet with this new and upgraded Graham Farish model. The highly detailed body is constructed from numerous separate components, including handrails, lamps, lamp brackets and whistle, whilst the chassis features the distinctive outside frames that are synonymous with the 09s along with metal sand pipes and separate brake rigging. As you would expect, the livery application is second to none and is achieved using authentic colours, logos and fonts. Provision for DCC is via a Next18 socket and what’s more, with a pre-fitted speaker adding sound to your model is possible too – or why not opt for a SOUND FITTED model and really bring your layout to life!
- Graham Farish N Scale
- Era 9
- Pristine Mainline Freight livery
- Running No. 09006
- Accessory Pack
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Powerful Coreless Motor
- Speaker Fitted
- Equipped with a Next18 DCC Decoder Socket – Recommend Decoder item No. 36-567A
- Length 60mm
- Sales Area Exclusive Model – available from retailers in selected areas (see map for more details)
CLASS 09 HISTORY
The Class 09 diesel shunters were built between 1959 and 1962 to an almost identical specification as the Class 08s; the only difference being the gearing which gave a higher top speed at the expense of lower tractive effort. A total of 26 examples were built, with most allocated to the Southern region at depots such as Ashford, Hither Green, Selhurst, Eastleigh and Old Oak Common. Production of the near-identical 08s had commenced seven years earlier in 1952, with the first example, No. 13000, entering traffic in 1953. Construction continued until 1962 and during the ten year period, 996 locomotives were built making the Class 08 the most numerous of all British locomotive classes. With the addition of the Class 09s and the Class 10s which were also much the same, the type numbered well over a thousand.
Today, nine Class 09s still see active use on the mainline, whilst a further ten survive in preservation.