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Hornby R30009 London Carriers International, Sentinel, 0-4-0, 'Jean'

£108.99

Founded as Ally & MacLellan, Glasgow in 1875 and then later known as the Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd, the company went through various place and name changes until in 1957 Sentinal...

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Vendor: Hornby SKU: R30009Categories: Hornby Diesel Locomotives Tags: Diesel Locomotives, Hornby
Description

Founded as Ally & MacLellan, Glasgow in 1875 and then later known as the Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd, the company went through various place and name changes until in 1957 Sentinal (Shrewsbury) Ltd was obtained by Rolls-Royce. At that time Sentinel were producing steam locomotives and lorries, but the manufacturing of these vehicles ceased in 1958. In 1959, Sentinel produced a prototype diesel shunter which was operated on the military controlled Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway. In total 17 were produced and operated quite successfully during that year.

 

1963 saw the introduction of the 34 ton chain drive 4 wheel Rolls-Royce diesel powered Sentinel shunter rated at 233 bhp which was later uprated to 255bhp. As time progressed the design was modified with all manner of variations, including 6 and 8 wheel coupled locomotives which found service in collieries, dockyards, quarries and foundries, with others being exported and operated on Portuguese Railways.

 

Over the years, as these locomotives were retired, many found their way on to preserved railways where they continue to provide stalwart service. This locomotive has had various roles and owners over the years before ending up in the hands of London Carriers International, based at Paddock Wood in Kent. London Carriers International operated a large rail fitted warehouse and used their sentinel to move goods dropped off by BR trains into and around the ½ mile long building. Supposedly the exhausts produced at start-up regularly set off the buildings fire alarms and so the locomotive was quickly sold on to the East Lancashire Railway.

Shipping & Delivery

We shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses caused directly or indirectly by any delay in the delivery of goods whatsoever. Delivery will be placed with royal mail, DHL, DPD etc. Delivery is usually between Monday-Friday 8am - 6pm. Dates and times quoted for delivery are approximate.

When you have an order with more than one item, all items will be shipped together. If you have ordered an item that is unavailable you will be refunded the amount. There is only one delivery charge per order.

Delivery is only available to UK mainland addresses. For deliveries to Northern Ireland, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Scilly, Jersey & Guernsey Europe etc will be at cost to you.

Goods will be deemed to have been delivered once signed for or a photo has been provided to the specified address.

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