Q: What liveries is the model available in?
A: The model is available in the following liveries:
Q: Can you fit a Digital or Sound Decoder to this model?
A: The P Class is DCC ready and requires a 6-pin decoder. Sound fitting is also possible, with space for a decoder in the cab and a speaker within the tanks. Full instructions can be found in the instructions booklet, and we have also produced a DCC fitting video.
Alternatively, we provide DCC and sound services for the model.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The P Class retails for £99 each. Alternatively, the BR Black model is available in a bundle with three 16T mineral wagons for £120.
Q: What features does the model have?
A: Each P Class has the following features:
5-pole skew wound motor
Detailed cab interior
Separately fitted handrails and detailing
Detailing pack including alternative buffers, oil cans, route discs, lamp, heat pipes and couplings
Crew (sold separately)
Q: How do I add crew to the P Class?
A: To add crew to your P Class, first remove the chassis by unscrewing the two screws on either side of each coupling. You can then unscrew the cab floor which allows you to add crew, and even remove the cab doors if required. Space within the P Class cab was limited, so it was not uncommon for the crew to lean out for a better view!
Please note, due to the restricted space within the cab it is not possible to both add crew and fit a Sound Decoder to your P Class.
Q: What is the mimimum curve radius for this locomotive?
A: The P Class is capable of running on radius 2 curves or larger.
Q: What rolling stock can I run with this model?
A: The P Class would have originally operated on autotrain services, which is a passenger service with a cab at the back of a coach allowing the train to run in either direction. However, they did not have enough power for these passenger services, so were later employed on freight shunting and station pilot duties, as well as surviving to carry passengers on heritage railways today. We have produced a formations guide to provide you with some inspiration
Q: Where and when would the P Class have run?
A: The P Class locomotives were built from 1909-10, and operated on the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, and later the Southern Railway from 1923. Ownership was passed to BR from 1948 until withdrawal, which took place between 1955-61.
Interestingly, the two ROD examples were owned by the government and saw use in northern France during the First World War.
Four P Classes survived to preservation on the Bluebell Railway and Kent & East Sussex Railway, and these are all represented within our range.
Q: Where can I find out more about this model?
A: Visit our Product Announcement page or watch our Product Showcase video to find out more.