5″ Class 33 ‘Sea King’ 33006
Class 33 33002 SEA KING 24 volt (2×12 volt batteries included). Hand built chassis with a MES Bexhill fibreglass body. 4QD contoller and hand held control box with two tone horns, dead man’s push button and on board head and tail and destinatin board lighting, a reasonably good generic but realistic sound system is fitted. Each bogie is chain driven from its own drive motor. This is a very tidy representation of the full size loco and detailing is very good, the owner was certainly sorry to see this one go. A good loco for club use but a pretty one at that.
The British Rail Class 33 also known as the BRCW Type 3 or Crompton is a class of Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives ordered in 1957 and built for the Southern Region of British Railways between 1960 and 1962.
A total of 98 Class 33s were built by the Birmingham Railway Carriage and Wagon Company (BRCW) and were known as “Cromptons” after the Crompton Parkinson electrical equipment installed in them. Like their lower-powered BRCW sisters (BR Classes 26 and 27), their bodywork and cab ends were of all steel construction. They were very similar in appearance to class 26/27 locos, but carried Southern Region two-digit headcode blinds between the cab windows.
The original (1957) number sequence was D6500–D6597.