"DCC Installation Service Available"
Heljan BR Class 33/0 Diesel 6544 in BR Blue with Full Yellow Ends 3431
DCC Ready: 8 Pin Decoder Socket
Motor: 3 pole centre mounted motor driving all axles
Detailing Pack included
A Brief History
The Class 33 diesels were unusual in that they were built exclusively for one particular region - the Southern. They were made by the Birmingham Railway, Carriage and Wagon Company, and based on the Class 26 locomotives supplied to the Eastern and Scottish regions. A total of 98 were built, the last 12 being a slimmed down version known as "Slim Jims" for working through the tunnels of the Tonbridge to Hastings line which had a restricted loading gauge.
Further west, your writer can recall travelling along the old railway line along the streets of Weymouth on one of the Channel Island boat trains. Several of the class used on this service carried electric bells and flashing amber lights for this purpose, which was fine but didn't deal with the problem of parked cars along the route of the railway line!