This model is part of our standard ready to runs which have been cleverly tooled and designed with a cast tender and cab to create a cost effective range of locomotives whilst still maintaining the outstanding quality and finish that DJH Model Loco is known for. By using larger components and removing intricate brass etchings from the build, we are able to produce these ready to runs in a shorter time frame – reducing the cost.
The J72 (E1) Class locomotives were first built by the ‘North Eastern Railway’ in 1898, by Wilson Worsdell at Darlington works, and were a development of the J71 Class built in 1886, by T.W. Worsdell. Seventy five locomotives were built under the ‘North Eastern Railway’; ten by the L.N.E.R. in 1925, after the grouping, and a further twenty eight after nationalisation in 1948. Between 1937 and 1954, eight of the first class of engines had vacuum ejectors fitted and steam heating equipment. The J72’s were very successful in service, and well liked by the engine crews. Most of the class lasted until the end of steam operations by ‘British Railways’.
The following locomotive numbers are available for various models:
J72 LNER Black (K327A/RTR) – 1718, 1741, 1744, 1761, 1763, 8627, 8676, 8678, 8685 and 8689
J72 BR Plain Black (K327B/RTR)
Non Brake Piped – 68672, 68676 and 68685
Brake Piped – 68678 and 68689
J72 NER Green (K327C/RTR) – 1715, 1741 and 1746
J72 LNER Apple Green (K327D/RTR) – 8680
J72 Br Apple Green (K327E/RTR) – 68680
J72 BR Mixed Traffic (K327F/RTR) – 68680
J72 LNER Black (K327G/RTR) – 1720
DJH Model Loco Ready to Run
Established over 40 years ago, DJH Model Loco are recognised experts in the design and manufacture of locomotive kits as well as builders of Ready to Run models.
As a family owned business based in the beautiful countryside of Consett, County Durham, DJH Model Loco are renowned for their highly skilled model builders and exceptionally high quality locomotive models.
All of our Ready to Runs are hand built to order as per the customers specification – allowing the product to be completely unique to the individual through personalisation of livery, shed number, name and locomotive number. Using only the finest materials, we pride ourselves on the high quality standards of our locomotives to provide an extremely durable product which is built to last. All DJH Ready to Runs are complete with Slaters motor/gearbox and wheelset. Other impressive features include – fully painted locomotive backhead, real coal used in the tender, working screwlink couplings and fully glazed windows. As an optional extra, you can also add sound and smoke effects to your ready to run for an additional cost.
All DJH models have been designed with an extremely high attention to detail and built to the scale of the original model. During the design process, our Research and Development team examine archived drawings to replicate the most intricate details of the original model – even down to the number of rivets used!
The standard minimum radius is 6ft /1800mm. If you require a lower radius, please specify when enquiring about your ready to run.
Due to the numerous options available when purchasing our Ready to Runs, we like to confirm the details of the order with the customer before starting the build. To enquiry about our Ready to Runs, use the enquiry form found on the product page. Our terms require a 25% deposit payable upon placing the order, with the remaining balance due once the build is complete. Please allow up to 12 weeks for your Ready to Run to be delivered, although we do aim to complete orders sooner.