Bachmann Europe Plc has announced at the Gauge O Guild Convention at Telford last weekend, that its next Gauge O locomotive will be a Collett 2251 Class 0-6-0 tender locomotive.
One hundred and twenty Class 2251 0-6-0 tender locomotives were built by the Great Western Railway at Swindon between March 1930 and January 1948, with the last two locomotives not being delivered until after Nationalisation. They were used mainly for pick up goods trains operating on main lines where wagons were delivered and collected at each station. They were also used on cross-country and branch freight and passenger trains. The first of the class was withdrawn in December 1958 and the last in June 1965. One locomotive No. 3205 has been preserved.
The locomotive will be supplied with two tender options. Further details regarding this locomotive will be released in due course.