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Hornby R30026 Class 60. 60026 Helvellyn GBRf

Hornby R30026 Class 60.
60026 Helvellyn
In GBRf Livery

Pre-Order Due July 2021!

Locomotive Prices:
£180  –  Analogue
£212 – 8 Pin Decoder Fitted 

£255 – TTS Fitted ( When Available)
£316 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted

Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only:
£ 7 – Cab Light (Per Cab)
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted 

Olivia’s Trains ESU V5 Sound Function List For Class 60 Locomotives.
March  2019

Function Commands:
F0:- Head/ Tail Lights. 
F1:- Sound On/Off.
F2:- High Tone Horn.
F3:- Low Tone Horn.
F4:- Brakes Releasing.
F5:- On = Buffer Clash – Turn Off = Coupling
F6:-  Tail Light Mod Not Available on Hornby Models at normal pricing
F7:-  Tail Light Mod Not Available on Hornby Models at normal pricing
F8:-  Cab Door Slam.
F9:- On = Dispatch Whistle – Turn Off = Driver Acknowledgement.
F10:-  Flange Squeal.*
F11:-  On Engine Running = Compressor.  On Engine Shut Down =Air Cylinder Drain Valve/ Pop
F12:-  Drive Hold. ( Old Notch up/Down) See a further explanation Below***
F13:-  Rail Clack.*
F14:-  No 1 End Cab Light (Driver End on Most Bachmann Loco’s)
F15:-  No 2 End Cab Light (NON Driver End on Most Bachmann Loco’s)
F16:-  On=Fade Out (reduces sound Doppler effect to 25% Volume) Off=Back to normal setting
F17:- Brake 1 Option (Slows Loco down 50% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F18:- Brake 2 Option (Slows Loco down 65% Quicker) without using Speed Controller
F19:- Brake 3 Option (Slows Loco down 85% Quicker) without using Speed Controller

• *Flange Squeal only operates at low speed turns off over 15mph

• ** A Loco can’t have Tails light lit when coupled to other vehicles this includes another Loco, wagons, coaches & brake vans. This was a punishable offence for the Driver on Main Line operation. Intermediate Tails lights on trains had a Special Bell Code for Signalman as this was termed as 2 Trains in 1 Section a sackable offence for the Signalman. 
This how serious this was in Railway Times right up to Power Signal Boxes taking over by using Track Circuit Block Signalling (TCB). 
This took away from most signalman to observe EVERY train had passed with Tail Light lit. Imagine a train becoming divided in a section then passing the Signal box the signalman saw the Tail Light of the Loco and allowed another train into this section with another part of the train still in the section. All retailers have always overlooked this apart from Bachmann having a flirt with switches under some chassis.

• Our Tail Light Mod on all Models except Hornby, allows you to turn either end on/off using F6 & F7 on V5 Decoders and nothing to do with directional lights

• *** Drive Hold this replaces notching up & down which was quite hard for us to explain & Locked the Engine rev. Using Drive Hold Press F12 Nothing will happen until you select the speed you require. Still the Loco will not move until you turn off F12 the trick using this is to turn this off before MAX Revs are reached, if not the Loco revs will decrease back to idle. Once the Loco has set off you can increase the speed & engine revs as normal 
Please Note due to the need to keep these Functions to an acceptable level we have incorporated duel functions on F5 & F9 the down side to this option is that when the Power is turned on the track or the Loco is placed on a live track you will hear the coupling ping & the Drivers Acknowledgement. We are slowly rolling out all V5 updates starting with Diesels

History

The last mainline diesel locomotive type built for British Rail, the Class 60 arose from the arrival, and subsequent success, of the Class 59 locomotive. With a haulage capacity and reliability superior to the Class 31, 37 and 47 locomotives in sector service at the time, Trainload Petroleum, Metals, Construction and Coal were prompted to lobby for a new UK designed locomotive to match it. British Rail Board eventually secured the necessary treasury funding and following a difficult procurement process, the contract was finally awarded to Brush Electrical Machines of Loughborough on May 17, 1988 for 100 locomotives.
Brush’s design incorporated many features from the Class 59’s specification, as well as their own Sepex traction control system, tested on the Class 58, to improve adhesion. The Class 60s were geared for a maximum speed of 62 mph, the power units being eight cylinder, 145 litre Blackstone 8MB275T diesel traction engines built by Mirrlees at their Stockport works, delivering a maximum power output of 3,100hp at 1000rpm. The bodyshell, shared with the Class 92 locomotives, was of a monocoque, stressed skin construction with diagonal trusses, the external bodywork providing support for the internal components and all were built by Procor (UK) of Wakefield.
The first locomotive was handed over to Railfreight on time, in June 1989, but extensive teething problems (many involving computer software), meant that it took sixteen months before the first of the Class were accepted and nearly four years to introduce all 100 of the Class 60 locomotives to service. By the time the Class 60 fleet entered service, Trainload’s Sector businesses had given way to “shadow” privatisation and the formation, in 1994, of Loadhaul, Transrail and Mainline Freight with the Class 60 fleet split equally between them. English, Welsh and Scottish Railway bought the whole Class 60 fleet as part of British Railway’s privatisation, reallocating the entire Class 60 fleet to Toton as a cost cutting measure and to pool common parts. By 2003/4, a number of locomotives were stored as surplus to operational requirements.
In 2007 EWS became part of DB Schenker and at the end of October 2010, the entire Class 60 fleet was mothballed, with the exception of 60040 The Territorial Army Centenary and 60074 Teenage Cancer Trust. By the end of 2011, two more locomotives were returned to service, followed by an announcement that 21 further Class 60s were to be overhauled in 2012, this being completed by the end of 2013. Since then, the fortunes of the Class 60 Fleet have ebbed and flowed, with locomotives being sold, re-sold and leased, but in 2019 the majority of locomotives are owned by DB Cargo (UK), with Beacon Rail and GBRf also owning vehicles. Of the 100 locomotives in operation, 71 are in storage; DB Cargo (UK) preferring to rotate its operational Class 60s, with around fourteen being in service at any one time.
Following their acquisition of ten Class 66 locomotives from DB Cargo and a further sixteen Class 56 locomotives, in June 2018 GBRf continued the expansion of their heavy rail fleet by reaching an agreement with Colas Rail to take over the operation of that company’s fleet of ten Class 60 units. On 2 October 2019, in partnership with Beacon Rail Leasing, GBRf released the newly named 60026 Helvellyn into traffic wearing Beacon Rail’s Royal Blue livery, with GBRf branding. 60026 was named Helvellyn after one of the original Class 44 Peak locomotives and the style of the locomotive’s new nameplate reflected that heritage.

New P&P Cost UK & International From July 2020
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£6 Royal Mail upto 10kg (Recorded Delivery 2-5 days) from postal Date
£10 DHL Next Day Delivery upto 10kg (from pick up schedule)

International
£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
Over 1kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.

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