The British Rail Class 26 diesel locomotives, also known as the BRCW Type 2, were built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company (BRCW) at Smethwick in 1958-59. Forty seven examples were built, and the last were withdrawn from service in 1994. Like their higher-powered sisters, the BRCW Classes 27 and 33, they had all-steel bodies and cab ends with fibreglass cab roofs. They were numbered D5300-D5346.
The Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company was a rolling stock manufacturer, although they were building diesel multiple units for BR. The first standalone locomotives made by the company were produced in 1956-57.
These great little models feature lots of details including external pipe work, directional lighting, and finely printed external logos and numbering.
All wheel drive and pick up
RP25.72 darkened wheels with pin point bearings
Detailed body with etched grills and separately fitted handrails
Heavy split frame chassis for excellent running and haulage qualities
Independently controllable directional lights and headcode box lighting
5 pole Super creep motor with controlled pulling power and incredible slow running speed
LIVERY BR Railfreight
ERA 5 (1957 - 1966)
WHEEL CONFIGURATION Bo-Bo
DCC TYPE Next-18 Decoder Socket (DAIMPERIUM2 is recommended)
TRACK SUPPLY 12v DC
PAINT FINISH Pristine
LENGTH OVER BUFFER 100mm