Suitable for use on DCC or analogue control straight out of the box, this SOUND FITTED model will take your enjoyment to the next level with its authentic sound effects which only enhance the model's good looks MODEL FEATURES: Graham Farish N Scale Era 8 Pristine BR Engineers Grey livery Running No. 08953 NEM Coupling Pockets Powerful Coreless Motor Speaker Fitted SOUND FITTED - Fitted with a Zimo MX659N18 Sound Decoder - See below for the function list Length 60mm SOUNDS F1 - Engine Start-up / Shut-down F2 - Brake F3 - Single Horn (Speed Related) F4 - Double Horn F5 - Cold Start / Light Load F6 - Engine Idle / Coasting F7 - Speed Lock F8 - Exhauster (Vacuum Train Brakes) F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related) F10 - Guard's Whistle F11 - Buffer Clash F12 - Coupling F13 - Compressor F14 - Sanders F15 - Handbrake F16 - Fuel Transfer Pump F17 - Wagon Snatching / Buffering F18 - On - Cab Door Open / Off - Cab Door Closed F19 - Fade All Sounds F20 -'Draw Up' F21 -'Squeeze Up' F22 -'I'm Going Under' F23 - Window Wipers F24 - Station Ambience F25 - Spirax Valves F26 - Shunting Mode F27 - Volume Down F28 - Volume Up Analogue Users: Directional lights and basic Prime Mover (engine) sounds, which vary with speed, plus any other automated sounds, can be enjoyed when using this model on analogue control (DC) straight from the box CLASS 08 HISTORY The first diesel shunters were pioneered by the LMS which began trialling designs during the 1930s.
It soon became apparent that this form of traction offered many advantages over the steam locomotive - the former being'ready to use' as and when required, whereas steam locos had to be kept at the ready even when not required immediately - with the obvious staffing and fuel costs associated with doing so. By the time of Nationalisation in 1948, the LMS had built various shunters and the 12033 series was adopted by BR as the basis for a new standard design of diesel-electric shunting locomotive. As a stop gap whilst the Class 08 was being developed, BR constructed further 12033 series locomotives and these would later be designated as Class 11s. Production of the 08s began 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. In addition, construction of the near-identical Class 09s (26 examples) and Class 10s (171) took the total well above a thousand - the former differed in having higher gearing whilst the latter had different engines and transmission.Although they had a top speed of just 15 mph, what the 08s lacked in speed they more than made up for with tractive effort wh.. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\Railways & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "gaugemaster_controls" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.