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Hornby R30031 87009 City of Birmingham I/City

Hornby R30031 Class 87.
87009 ‘City of Birmingham’
In BR Inter-City Livery.

Era 7

Pre-Order Due Nov 2021!

Locomotive Prices:
£180 – Analogue.
£212 – 8 Pin Decoder Fitted. 
£316 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted. 

£20 – Weathering Option Service
£ 15 – Cab Light Modification (Includes Driver at No 1 End) * see Footnote
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted 

*The Cab light on these New Models Do not Light up UNLESS  you have our Cab Mod, Our Cab Light Mod allows you to control Both Cab Lights On/Off using Functions F17/18 we also add a driver into the Pantograph end (No 1)

*The Cab light on these New Models Do not Light up UNLESS  you have our Cab Mod, Our Cab Light Mod allows you to control Both Cab Lights On/Off using Functions F17/18 we also add a driver into the Pantograph end (No 1)

Olivia’s Trains ESU V5 Sound Function List For Class 87 Locomotives.

Function Commands:
F0:- Directional Lights If Fitted
F1:- Pan up Sound On / Pan Down Sound Off
F2:- High Tone Horn.

F3:- Low Tone Horn.
F4:- Brakes Releasing.
F5:- On = Buffer Clash – Turn Off = Coupling
F6:-  No 2 End Tail Light Mod (Non Driver End)**
F7:-  No 1 End Tail Light Mod. (Driver End)**
F8:-  Cab Door Slam.
F9:- On = Dispatch Whistle – Turn Off = Driver Acknowledgement.
F10:-  Flange Squeal.*
F11:- Compressor.
F12:-  Coach Suspension Wail

F13:-  Rail Clack.*
F14:-  No 1 End Cab Light 
F15:-  No 2 End Cab Light 
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, allows you to turn either end on/off using F6 & F7 on V5 Decoders and nothing to do with directional lights


The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow. Electrification had been newly authorised over this section in 1970 and was scheduled for completion by May 1974, leaving little time to design a completely new locomotive from scratch and so British Rail decided to base the new class on the existing Class 86 locomotives.
The British Railways Board placed an order for thirty four locomotives, later to be increased to thirty six, with British Rail Engineering Ltd at Crewe, GEC Traction providing the electrical equipment.
Designed from the outset to work in pairs, as well as in parallel with the Class 86 fleet, the Class 87 was broadly similar to the Class 86 in terms of layout and styling, but mechanically it was a very different. Immediately identifiable by its new twin windscreen cab, multiple-unit control cables and a redesigned BP9 bogie with Flexicoil suspension, the new locomotives were assembled during 1973-74 and were geared for 110mph running on the WCML, being able to haul 450 ton passenger trains, or 750 ton freight trains single handed. With a power rating of 5000hp, they were to be the most powerful locomotives to run under British Rail until the late 1980s.The first locomotive, 87001, entered traffic in June 1973, the remainder of the fleet being deployed in the general West Coast pool as they entered service, operating Euston to Preston services as the WCML’s electrification spread north. On April 22, 1974 the new West Coast ‘Electric Scot’ service was introduced, marking a major launch for the class and journey times from London-Glasgow were cut to just five hours.
When British Railways reversed its locomotive naming policy in 1977, the class were given the generic title of ‘Royal Scot’ and named from a selection of famous steam hauled predecessors.
Sectorisation of the railways in the late 1980s/early 1990s meant rail freight operations were wound down and the fleet were engaged solely on passenger services. Following complete privatisation in the mid-1990s, Porterbrook leasing took over ownership of the fleet, but the introduction of the Pendolino trains led to the Class 87s being withdrawn from the core InterCity routes and complete withdrawal began in 2003, with 87016 being the first to be dismantled in November 2004. The last mainstream locomotive hauled service took place on June 10, 2005 and Porterbrook began to look at how best to employ the locomotives, spells with DRS, Cotswold Rail and First GBRf ensuing. The fleet, not being fitted with On Train Monitoring and Recording (OTMR) could not operate beyond January 1, 2008 and were finally withdrawn from service, some going to Bulgaria between 2008 and 2012.

No. 87009 entered traffic in November 1973 named ‘City of Birmingham’. In 2012 87009 was exported to Bulmarket, Bulgaria.

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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)

£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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