5″ BR Class 17 Clayton Project

A part built BR Class 17 or Clayton. A rare model in this gauge.

Comes with 8 wheels, 4 motors, 4 axles, 2 bogie frames, a body that breaks down into 3 sections, base, a full set of drawings, a pair of brand-new batteries and a charger to boot.

It needs a wiring loom, sprockets and a controller to complete, I recommend Keith at Phoenix Locos to supply these items.

It would make a great little loco for somebody into GL5 or a capable club loco for somebody who can finish it off.

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The British Rail Class 17 (also known as the Clayton Type 1) was a class of 117 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives built 1962–1965 by Clayton Equipment Company and their sub-contractor Beyer, Peacock & Co., for British Railways (BR). Following problems with the single-cabbed pilot scheme Type 1 locomotives, the Class 17s were designed with a centre cab and low bonnets to maximise visibility for the driver. The low engine covers required the use of two Paxman 6ZHXL six-cylinder horizontal engines and these gave unreliable performance even after extensive modifications. The class proved to be one of the least successful of the Type 1s. Withdrawals took place from the late 1960s to 1971, some locomotives having a working life of less than five years. Several were sold to industrial users, but only one has been preserved.

[Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_17 ]


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