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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Small Hopper - 1

The forty strong class exLSWR K10 were known as ‘small hoppers’ due to their inability to maintain team pressure on long journeys (only suitable for short hops), they were built, initially for mainline use but soon downgraded to secondary services and mixed traffic workings.

They lasted until the early 50s, only 30382 received its BR number but with Southern on the tender, their final livery was plain black with Bulleid sunshine lettering. The last loco withdrawn was 30389 in July 1951 from Yeovil Town shed.

In 2019. OO works offered examples including a bogus BR livery.

Prototype images Wikipedia and Mike Morant


 380 Eastleigh awaiting the torch

 139 at Feltham 1947
 The OO Works model is good but needs upgrading in terms of detail, this will be featured in later posts.

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