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28XX / 38XX 2-8-0s

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28XX 2

Churchward's highly capable 28XX heavy freight locomotives were the first 2-8-0s in Britain. The initial production series of 84 engines was built between 1905 and 1919 and many of the class were still at work into the 1960s. A further 83 engines were built between 1938 and 1942 with Collett cabs and other modifications.

As of 1 November 2018, we have now fixed the Production Programme at a total of 60 locomotives made up of :
• 15 square frame Churchward open cab 28XXs
• 30 curved frame Churchward open cab 28XXs
• 15 curved frame Collett enclosed side window cab 38XX (2884) locomotives.

At the date of preparation of this note we have the following locomotives still available:
• 6 square frame Churchward cab, of which there are 4 GWR green and 2 BR Black
• 13 curved frame Churchward cab, of which there are 8 GWR green and 5 BR Black
• 8 curved frame Collett cab, of which there are 3 GWR Green, 1 GWR Black, 4 BR Black

The tender choice is between the most common Churchward 3,500 gallon tender and also the less used Collett 3,500 gallon tender. The vast majority of the engines ran with the Churchward tender, so we have allocated these to the available production models. However we will have some spare Collett 3,500 gallon tenders available if these are requested in place or in addition to the Churchward tenders. In particular several of the 38XX locomotives did run with Collett 3,500 gallon tenders. In some ways in terms of the continuity of design lines the Collett 3,500 gallon tender looks the most elegant especially with the 38XX Collett side window cab locomotives. One 38XX engine has also run in preservation with a Collett 4,000 gallon tender. This could also be provided as a special order if required.

We are now at the stage of having to fix the production programme details so the engines will be built to the configurations outlined in the table below. We have split the production between GWR early and BR later configurations with the majority of models in GWR livery. Currently (at the end of 2018) we can still change liveries (even switching between GWR and BR to a limited extent), but chassis and body details may be more difficult to adjust other than a possible change of gauge from O Gauge to Scale 7 or vice-versa.

While models with both tall and short safety valve bonnets are available, all models will be fitted with top feed.

All locomotives will be fitted with DCC-sound decoders and be DC/DCC-sound switchable. The motor will be the same Aerospace grade precision coreless motor as used in the 70XX 'Castles', 47XX, 68XX 'Grange' and the 49XX 'Halls', 'Modified Halls' and the Standard Class 5. This gives outstanding running performance when coupled with our totally enclosed ball-bearing helical gearbox. On the 28XX/38XX we have fitted a special version of the gearbox with a special higher step down ratio to optimise slow speed running on these heavy duty freight locomotives. We have also incorporated the new technology changes pioneered in the 47XX and 68XX Grange models.

If you would like a particular locomotive to a given configuration we strongly recommend making a reservation as soon as possible especially if you would like any changes.

AVAILABILITY AS AT 01 NOVEMBER 2018:

Number Cab/Frame Livery Outside
steam pipes
Chimney type Safety valve
bonnet
ATC Tender type Gauge 0/
Scale7
28XX Churchward/Square GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Early parallel
cast iron
Tall  No  Churchward
3,500 gallon 
OFS 
28XX Churchward/Square GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Early parallel
cast iron
 Tall  Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
28XX Churchward/Square GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Later cast iron
reverse taper
Tall   Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
OFS 
28XX Churchward Square GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Tall  Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
2805 Churchward/Square BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
No Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short  Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
OFS 
2818 Churchward/Square BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
No  Later cast iron
reverse taper
Short Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
S7 
2802 Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Early parallel
cast iron
 Tall  No  Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
28XX Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Early parallel
cast iron
 Tall  No   Churchward
3,500 gallon
 S7
2858 Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Early parallel
cast iron
  Tall Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
28XX Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Early parallel
cast iron
  Tall  Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
OFS
28XX Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
  Tall  Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
OFS 
28XX Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
  Tall Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon 
 S7
28XX Churchward/Curved GWGWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
No Early parallel
cast iron
 Tall   Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
28XX Churchward/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
  Tall Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
28XX Churchward/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short  Yes Churchward
3,500 gallon 
 OFS
28XX Churchward/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short  Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon
OFS 
2852 Churchward/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes  Later cast iron
reverse taper
Short   Yes Churchward
3,500 gallon 
OFS 
28XX Churchward/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
No  Later cast iron
reverse taper
Short  Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon 
S7 
2873 Churchward/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes  Later cast iron
reverse taper
 Short Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
 S7
38XX Collett/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes  Later cast iron
reverse taper
 Short  Yes Churchward
3,500 gallon 
 OFS
38XX Collett/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon 
 OFS
38XX Collett/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon 
 OFS
38XX Collett/Curved GWR Black/G W R Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
OFS 
38XX Collett/Curved GWR Green
GREAT WESTERN
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
S7 
3817 Collett/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
Short Yes   Churchward
3,500 gallon
 OFS
3844 Collett/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
Short   Yes Churchward
3,500 gallon 
 OFS
3849 Collett/Curved BR Black
Totem or Lion-over-wheel
Yes Later cast iron
reverse taper 
 Short Yes  Churchward
3,500 gallon 
S7 

28XX/38XX prices

Model Type   Base price Carriage charge Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment
28XX/38XX   £ £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 2750 60 250 1430 1070 2810
EU Price inc VAT 3300 60 250 1430 1620 3360
UK Price inc VAT 3300 0 250 1430 1620 3300

 

 Churcward 2800 series    Collett 2884 series
Number Into traffic Outside pipes   Number Into traffic
2800 Jun-03 Nov-46   2884 Mar-38
2801 Sep-05 Jun-54   2885 Mar-38
2802 Oct-05 Aug-37   2886 Mar-38
2803 Oct-05 Mar-38   2887 Mar-38
2804 Oct-05 Oct-50   2888* Mar-38
2805 Oct-05   2889 Mar-38
2806 Oct-05 Feb-43   2890 Apr-38
2807 Oct-05 Nov-36   2891 Apr-38
2808 Oct-05 Nov-34   2892 Apr-38
2809 Oct-05 Sep-37   2893 Apr-38
2810 Oct-05 Nov-47   2894 Nov-38
2811 Nov-05 Feb-43   2895 Nov-38
2812 Nov-05 Feb-47   2896 Nov-38
2813 Nov-05 Oct-45   2897 Nov-38
2814 Nov-05 Oct-45   2898 Nov-38
2815 Nov-05   2899 Dec-38
2816 Dec-05 Nov-39   3800 Dec-38
2817 Dec-05 Sep-36   3801 Dec-38
2818 Dec-05 ?   3802 Dec-38
2819 Dec-05 ?   3803 Jan-39
2820 Dec-05 Oct-34   3804 Aug-39
2821 Jan-07 Feb-47   3805 Aug-39
2822 Jan-07 Mar-48   3806 Aug-39
2823 Jan-07 Nov-46   3807 Aug-39
2824 Jan-07 Jul-46   3808 Sep-39
2825 Jan-07   3809 Sep-39
2826 Jan-07 Jun-50   3810 Sep-39
2827 Feb-07 Dec-52   3811 Sep-39
2828 Feb-07 Dec-34   3812 Sep-39
2829 Feb-07 Apr-40   3813* Sep-39
2830 Feb-07 Aug-45   3814 Mar-40
2831 Mar-11 Apr-37   3815 Mar-40
2832* Apr-11 Jun-37   3816 Mar-40
2833 Apr-11 Sep-47   3817 Mar-40
2834* May-11 Jun-47   3818* Apr-40
2835 May-11 May-47   3819 Apr-40
2836 Sep-12 Nov-37   3820* Apr-40
2837 Sep-12 Jan-47   3821 Apr-40
2838 Sep-12 Mar-51   3822 Apr-40
2839* Oct-12 Nov-37   3823 May-40
2840 Oct-12 Nov-48   3824 Sep-40
2841 Oct-12 Aug-47   3825 Sep-40
2842 Oct-12 Dec-46   3826 Sep-40
2843 Nov-12 Apr-47   3827 Oct-40
2844 Nov-12 Dec-46   3828 Nov-40
2845* Nov-12 Jul-47   3829 Nov-40
2846 Dec-12 Mar-53   3830 Nov-40
2847* Dec-12 Feb-37   3831* Dec-40
2848* Dec-12 May-36   3832 Jan-41
2849* Dec-12 Nov-40   3833 Jan-41
2850 Jan-13 Jun-38   3834 Dec-41
2851 Feb-13 Dec-46   3835 Jan-42
2852 Feb-13 Sep-49   3836 Jan-42
2853* Feb-13 May-39   3837* Jan-42
2854* Feb-13 Nov-45   3838 Jan-42
2855 Feb-13 Feb-47   3839* Jan-42
2856 Apr-18 May-51   3840 Jan-42
2857 May-18 Aug-48   3841 Feb-42
2858 May-18 Jan-43   3842 Feb-42
2859 May-18 Jun-52   3843 Feb-42
2860 May-18 Jan-51   3844 Apr-42
2861 Jun-18 Mar-52   3845 Apr-42
2862* Jun-18 Jan-46   3846 May-42
2863* Jun-18   3847 May-42
2864 Jul-18 Aug-50   3848 May-42
2865 Jul-18 Oct-48   3849 Jun-42
2866 Sep-18 Aug-49   3850 Jun-42
2867 Oct-18 Mar-50   3851 Jun-42
2868 Oct-18   3852 Jun-42
2869 Oct-18 Nov-53   3853 Jun-42
2870 Oct-18 Feb-49   3854 Sep-42
2871 Nov-18 ?   3855 Oct-42
2872* Nov-18 ?   3856 Oct-42
2873 Nov-18 ?   3857 Oct-42
2874 Nov-18 ?   3858 Oct-42
2875 Dec-18 May-58   3859 Oct-42
2876 Jan-19 Jun-59   3860 Oct-42
2877 Jan-19 ?   3861 Nov-42
2878 Feb-19 May-51   3862 Nov-42
2879 Mar-19 ?   3863 Nov-42
2880 Mar-19 ?   3864 Nov-42
2881 Mar-19 ?   3865* Nov-42
2882 Apr-19 Dec-50   3866 Dec-42
2883 Apr-19 ?   * Locomotives converted for oil burning
* Locomotives converted for oil burning