0-6-0DH LMS prototype 1831 Profile and Models

0-6-0DH LMS prototype 1831

1831. Official works photo. Unknown date. ©Public Domain

No. 1831 was an experimental diesel hydraulic shunter built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1931/3, which pioneered diesel shunting in the UK. It was ordered in 1931 from the Midland Railway's Derby Works and delivered in December 1932, nominally a rebuild of a Midland Railway 1377 Class 0-6-0T steam locomotive of the same number, built in September 1892 by the Vulcan Foundry. The frames and running gear of the original locomotive were retained. It had a Davey Paxman 6-cylinder 400 hp (298 kW) at 750 rpm engine (later converted to 300 hp (224 kW) and a Haslam & Newton transmission. After initial testing, the locomotive entered stock in May 1934, but was not successful in ordinary service. The locomotive was put into storage in 1936 and officially withdrawn from service in September 1939. It was converted to a mobile power unit, emerging in its new guise as MPU3 in November 1940. It was scrapped in August 1951.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



LMS Derby Works

Build Dates


Total Built


Tractive Effort

22,400 lbf (later de-rated to 20,000)

Power Output

400 hp (later 300 hp)

Top Speed

25 mph

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

London, Midland & Scottish Railway

Main Duties


In Service Until


Surviving Examples



Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Judith Edge Kits 1831LMS LMS 1831 0-6-0DH Kit Requires assembly Not set 1831LMS
LMS 1831 0-6-0DH Kit Awaiting Categorisation