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QUOTE (Doug @ 24 May 2006, 15:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I will be using this in a forthcoming review. I must say that it is a fantastic model. Runs very well and is solid and strong. Perfect for hauling rolling stock around any layout.

As I don't know much about these Class 20 locos. Can anyone please tell me something about them? There are versions with disks and versions with head-boxes. When doubled-up, were the disk locos and head box locos ever mixed? Were they from different periods? Were head-boxes added to the disk versions to upgrade them?

Some good questions Doug. I'll attempt to answer them in order of ease, but I admit I dont know all the answers.

Q. Were head-boxes added to the disk versions to upgrade them?
A. No they were assembled like that, in different batches.

Q. Were they from different periods?
A. The 1st batch assembled 1957-1958 (D8000-D8128). Discs.
The 2nd batch assembled 1965-1967 (D8129-D8199) Headcode
The 3rd batch assembled 1965-1967 (D8300-D8329) Headcode

Q. When doubled-up, were the disk locos and head box locos ever mixed?
A. Yes, but this mostly depended on M.P.D. allocations, which were possibly done in batches. You'd need to get someone with an old Locoshed/Depot Allocation book to verify this. Try this:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:20050%2...erby_-_1975.jpg
 
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