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Hornby 0-4-0 Dock Diesel Shunter
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Hi Everyone,

The Hornby R.253/353 0-4-0 dock shunter (http://www.hornbyguide.com/item_details.asp?itemid=1075) is a locomotive that was released in 1963 (with appearances in sets in 1964,65 and 67 (3 of the sets were Canada exclusive according to Hornby's website)). I have one that is black with an orange cab. Anyway, do these locomotives have a particular basis?

Thanks,
Generic.
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(02-18-2022, 09:15 PM)generic_truck_69420 Wrote: Anyway, do these locomotives have a particular basis?
No. See, for example, the discussion here.
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If you wanted a more realistic type of diesel shunter likely to have been used on a dock this is more likely to be what you're after;

Ruston Loco
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I love the look of that Hornby Ruston Shunter. :)
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Yeah the Ruston's are quite great little loco's, good runners as well :)
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The real ones actually look like toys to me, they are so small. Something I was not aware of until I got into this hobby. Growing up I only knew of big steam engines and big Diesels, nothing electric or small.
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The Ruston's were deliberately built small for small companies, often used in brewery's and other factories.  They are typically diesel powered.
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