Rapido OO Gauge 926003 USATC S160 2-8-0, ‘1712’, Light Grey w/USA on Tender (Pre-Order)


Rapido OO Gauge 926003 USATC S160 2-8-0, ‘1712’, Light Grey w/USA on Tender (Pre-Order)

Our reference:926003

Specific Locomotive History

The London and North Eastern Railway had the second-largest number of S160 locomotive allocations, with a total of 168 engines. These could be found all across the LNER network including Scotland, with large numbers of engines based at over a dozen sheds. The largest concentrations were found in East Anglia serving many of the air bases which relied upon the railways. No.1712 was commissioned at Swindon works prior to delivery to the LNER. Once transferred to the continent, the engine was sent to Germany and worked from the Mainz-Bischofsheim shed, before finally moving to Hungary with MAV and becoming 411.147.

History, Info & Updates

We've made a handy blog post for this project which will give you a little bite-size history, info & continuous updates on the project. To view the USATC S160 2-8-0 page, hover over 'Rapido USATC' on the top menu bar and click 'Find out more'.

DCC Ready: £269.95

DCC Sound: £379.95

Release Date: In tooling, samples due in Autumn

Manufacturer: Baldwin Locomotive Works - Philadelphia - 1942

Shed Allocation and Region: March (MAR) - LNER

Date of Model:May 1943

Livery: Light grey (matt) w/USA on tender


  • Standard lamp irons
  • Straight strap smokebox door
  • Westinghouse air pump
  • Pipework mounted behind chimney
  • Straight running boards
  • Right hand drive with pole reverser and original pattern firehole door
  • Standard wartime tender
  • Boiler-mounted ejector pipe fitted