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.
BR Peppercorn A1 4-6-2
The LNER Peppercorn Class A1 4-6-2 locomotive were built to the design of A.H. Peppercorn (the last Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LNER). A total of 49 were built in four batches between 1948 and 1949 at Doncaster and Darlington works. They were designed to haul some of the heaviest passenger trains on the East Coast Mainline after the war period. By 1961 the class had accumulated 48 million miles and they were unmatched by any other steam locomotive on BR. The last Peppercorn A1s were withdrawn in 1966.
Our most ambitious project to date this excellent model is a natural progression to the widely acclaimed projects BR03, J72 and BR Standard Class 2 2-6-2t. Completely designed and manufactured in our own UK factory. Includes the powerful Slaters GB30-3M motor /gearbox, Slaters wheels and is fully painted and lined and comes with a full 12 months factory warranty.
Available Locomotive Names and Numbers;
60115 Meg Merrilies
60116 Hal o’ the wynd
60117 Bois Roussel
60118 Archibald Sturrock
60119 Patrick Stirling
60125 Scottish Union
60126 Sir Vincent Raven
60127 Wilson Worsdell
60129 Guy Mannering
60154 Bon Accord
60156 Great Central
60157 Great Eastern
60159 Bonnie Dundee
60160 Auld Reekie
60161 North British
60162 Saint Johnstoun
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.