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 Their service with BR was relatively short and all were officially withdrawn by the middle of 1969.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 (APCM Version)
DJH Model Loco Ready to Run
All DJH Model Loco ready to runs are handbuilt to the customers specification – allowing for personalisation of shed number, name and locomotive number. For each model, we offer a range of liveries to match various periods and classes. 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!
Handcrafted by our incredibly skilled team of model builders, toolmakers and craftsmen, all ready to runs are handbuilt to order at our modern factory based in Consett, County Durham. Using high quality materials such as pewter and brass, DJH Model Loco models are extremely durable and built to last.
All DJH ready to runs are complete with Slaters motor/gearbox and wheelset. Other features include – fully painted locomotive backhead, real coal used in the tender, working screwlink couplings and fully glazed windows.
The standard minimum radius is 6ft /1800mm. If you require a lower radius, please specify when enquiring about your ready to run.