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 Class 14 Diesel Teddy Bear 0-6-0
The BR Class 14 was a small diesel-hydraulic locomotive based on the German V80, a singled engined B-B with centre cab. They were built at famous British Railway Swindon Works ‘A’ shop with the first ones emerging in July 1964. A total of 56 were built and allocated the number range D9500-D9555 and later designated as TOPS Class 14 by British Railways. Enthusiasts referred to them as ‘Teddy Bears’ following a comment by Swindon erecting shop foreman George Cole who said “We’ve built the Great Bear, now we’re going to build a Teddy Bear”.
The work planned for this class was yard shunting, trip work (between local yards) and short distance freight trains working both on the Western and Eastern Region of BR. Their service with BR was relatively short and all were officially withdrawn by the middle of 1969. Most were then sold to British Steel (BSC) and the National Coal Board (NCB) with a few going to British Petroleum, Gulf Oil, Shellmex and the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturing Co. (APCM). where the majority had a working life of two to three times more than with British Railways. Nineteen of the class have been preserved and can be seen on various Heritage lines through-out the country
BR Two Tone Green
Choose from: D9500/D9502/D9511/D9523/D9535/D9544/D9551
BR Two Tone Green (BSC Version)
Choose from : 45, 61, 65
BR Two Tone Green (APCM Version)
- 14029 (yellow beams and black and yellow chevrons)
- 14901 (yellow beams and bonnet ends)
- 9312/96 No.4 (yellow beams with black and yellow chevrons on bonnet fronts)
- 9312/95 No.7 (yellow beams with black and yellow chevrons on bonnet fronts)
- 9312/90 No.3 (black and yellow chevrons on beams)
- 9312/91 No.5 (black and yellow chevrons on beams)
NCB Orange & Black
- D2/9531 (NCB Hargreaves Orange and Black livery with orange chevrons on bonnet fronts)
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.