The National Coal Board, or NCB inherited many different steam locos upon their formation. Each region and sometimes each coalfield would proudly paint their locos in a home-grown livery, meaning as a whole the NCB had a rainbow of coloured locos under its ownership. Here we see a loco sourced via Kerr Stuart in operation in a fine and vivid Red livery. Numbered as No7 it could have continued in use until as late as the 1970’s in remote parts of the system. The loco includes Wasp Stripes on buffers to warn the men working at ground level of it’s approach.
Dating from the 1880’s and 1890’s, English locomotive Builder Sharp, Stewart & Co produced many locomotives for industry and Export orders . Initially based in Manchester, they moved to Glasgow in 1888. Eventually they combined with other manufacturers in Glasgow to form The North British Co. The 0-6-0 outside cylinder design was offered to private companies as either a side or saddle tank loco. It was also procured via agents and sold via intermediaries – such as Kerr, Stuart & Co. Many of the models had long careers and some are preserved and exist today. The model is powered by a quiet and smooth motor and is DCC Ready. It comes complete with a 6 pin socket. We recommend a micro decoder such as the CT Electronic DCX77z/N Each loco comes with NEM coupling pockets and UK Hornby couplings.