The long-awaited Class 87 locomotives are soon to be released by model railway manufacturer, Hornby.
These highly detailed models come with the usual features, pantograph, buffers, names and numbers.
The models have special features, which include:
- Sound ready
- 5 pole skew wound motor
- Separate handrails, roof and body details.
The new Class 87 models cost £170.99 from the Hornby website (found below).
These would suit any layout and would make a superb addition im sure you will agree.
In the real world, the Class 87s were a result of a requirement by British Rail for a more powerful mixed traffic electric locomotive required to be able to haul trains up the steep gradients of the West Coast Mainline between Weaver Junction and Glasgow.
The last mainstream locomotive hauled service took place in 2005 and Porterbrook began to look at how best to employ the locomotives, with spells at DRS, Cotswold Rail and First GBRf following. Finally, in 2008 they were withdrawn because they were not fitted with On Train Monitoring, some of these locomotives were sent to Bulgaria between 2008 and 2012.
Visit the Hornby Railways website to buy your new train set
If you buy one of the trainsets, let us know which one you bought in the comments below!