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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.

Masterpiece Models will build 60 of these classic 2-8-0s, which will be produced in three batches - the first with the original square front drop end, the second with the later curved front drop end, and a final batch of the later Collett '2884' modern variation. The quantity to be produced in each batch will be determined and refined by the number of provisional reservations received for each type. As the models are reserved they will be removed from the availability list and when a total of 60 have been reserved the list will be closed.

Although there were comparatively few variations across the class and over the years it is necessary to limit the number of options offered in order to make this a feasible build.

Therefore, as part of the standard specification, all our Churchward 28XX locomotives (choose from Nos. 2800-83) will be supplied with Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders, long-cone Standard No. 1 boilers with superheaters and standard smokeboxes. All will have the later style of trailing sandboxes with external fillers (placing the Churchward models in the period from 1915 onwards) and will be fitted with plain coupling rods (only a few members of the class had fluted coupling rods at various periods). None of the Churchward locomotives will have whistle shields (this feature only appeared on No. 2853) or a fireiron tunnel. All the BR period locomotives will be fitted with smokebox door number plates and shedcode plates.

Our Collett locomotives (choose from Nos. 2884-3866) will all have long-cone Standard No. 1 boilers with superheaters, standard smokeboxes, Collett side window cab, sandboxes with external fillers, plain coupling rods, outside steam pipes, short safety valve bonnets, modified motion plate, whistle shield, fireiron tunnel on left side, top lamp bracket on smokebox door and ATC. Like the earlier locomotives, this series will be supplied with Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders.

We will not be producing the oil-fired 48XX conversions which affected 20 of the class at various dates between 1945 and 1950 as follows: 2832 / 2834 / 2839 / 2845 / 2847 / 2848 / 2849 / 2853 / 2854 / 2862 / 2863 / 2872 / 2888 / 3813 / 3818 / 3820 / 3831 / 3837 / 3839 / 3865. All these engines had been converted back to coal firing by the end of January 1950.

We will also not be building the wartime versions with plated over cab windows or no cab windows at all.

For the Churchward 2800s which had the early-style cab with cut-outs, apart from the basic choice of straight or curved drop end frames, customers will be able to select the following options:
• Tall/short safety valve bonnet
• No top feed / top feed (standard from No. 2831)
• Upper lamp iron on smokebox top / smokebox door
• Outside / inside steam pipes
• Original parallel style cast iron chimney / later tapered cast iron chimney
• Tapered or parallel buffers
• Tall or low front vacuum pipe
• ATC (fitted to the entire class by 1931)

For the Collett '2884' series with side-window cab, which were far less affected by variations, only one option will be available:
• Tapered or parallel buffers

It is necessary for the customer to undertake some research to determine which features apply to the chosen locomotive at the desired period. 

As the standard specification places all the models in the post 1915 period there will be no lined green examples. Six liveries will be available: GW green with GREAT WESTERN; GW green with shirtbutton monogram; GW wartime black with G W R; GW green with G W R; BR black with lion-over-wheel emblem; BR black with later totem.

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