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Class 08

The class 08, and its sister the 09, is the archetypal British shunter with over 1100 being built from 1953 onwards. They are seen everywhere and are still doing their job today. These locos have appeared throughout the UK network and in a huge array of liveries. ElDavo's Railway Emporium offers a range class 08 and 09 locos in different livery combinations as "payware" models. The models are reasonably detailed but are designed to be usable on a wide range of computers without bringing the Trainz rendereing engine to its knees. All models are delivered with multiple versions of the selected livery with variations in weathering and features selectable by the user or randomly via Chameleon.

For details of the extensive range of features incorporated in the class 08 and 09 models and for images go to the features page.

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Prices and purchasing

Each pack models the locos at a particular point in time with an appropriate mesh and livery. Each model is sold as a complete pack and is offered for sale at £5. Purchases can be made online using credit/debit cards or PayPal, and for those who prefer, payment may be made by personal cheque via snail mail. Normal delivery will be by web download and e-mail but a CD option is offered as well. Click here for more details.

Although the payment system is hosted by PayPal you do not need to be a member of PayPal to make purchases online. Simply click the button that says you are not a PayPal member and enter your card details in the same way as you would for any other site. You may be offered the opportunity to join PayPal but can simply refuse.

The system that delivers your license key by e-mail used to be automated but due to changes in EU VAT law now has to be manually triggered by me to avoid having to charge you VAT. Please allow a few hours for delivery. In normal circumstances I would expect to deliver your license key within 24 hours but in exceptional circumstances there may be a longer delay. Feel fee to e-mail us if you haven't received anything within 24 hours.

Free trials and demos

All the models may be downloaded on a "Try before you buy" basis to help you with your buying decision. The "Try before you buy" downloads are the actual model with some features disabled or limited via scripting. When you purchase a license all you need do is install the license key, sent to you by e-mail, to activate the full range of the models features.

Available and planned packs

Class 08 in original British Rail green livery

All members of the class 08 were originally delivered in BR green livery with either the "cyling lion" emblem or the British Railways totem. The earliest examples received an all-over green livery but fairly early on they started to receive their distinctive shunters tellow and black "wasp" stripes. This pack portrays a range of the earlier pattern locos with their radiator access ladders and long side door hinges.

This pack contains the all-over green livery and the variant with wasp stripes. Both the "cycling lion" and totem emblems are included and there are several levels of weathering/dirt.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in EWS Red and Gold livery

In recent years a number of the class 08's have been transferred into EWS ownership and have been repainted into the companies corporate red and gold livery. This pack portrays the EWS 08 locos as listed in 2006. Several of the locos carried nameplates and these are added where appropriate. This model depicts some of the later locos withour radiator ladders, with smaller side door hinges, and with some of the front and rear marker lights and lampirons removed.

This pack provides the Red and Gold livery with and without namplates and with a number of variations of bufferbeam and coupling rod colours. In all 10 livery/weathering combinations are provided.

Pack price £5.

Class 09 in Mainline blue livery

In the late 90's some of the class 09 locos were transferred to Mainline who repainted them into a distinctive blue livery sometimes referred to as mid-blue or aircraft blue. This pack portrays the class 09 in the Mainline blue paint scheme with the additional high-level brake pipes.

This pack provides the Mainline blue livery in 6 variants with different details and levels of weathering/dirt.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in Freightliner livery

Some of the class 08 locos were transferred to Freightliner who repainted them into their corporate green and yellow paint scheme. This pack portrays the class 08 in this paint scheme. Two of the locos carry nameplates and these are depicted.

This pack provides the Freightliner green and yellow livery in 4 levels of weathering/dirt.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in BR blue livery

The majority of the class 08 received the BR corporate blue livery with the "arrows of indecision" logo. This pack portrays a range of locos with the later short hinged side doors and dual vacuum and air brake equipment.

This pack contains the corporate blue livery with either yellow or black bufferbeams and 5 levels of weathering/dirt.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in Departmental grey livery

Quite a number of class 08's received the BR departmental grey livery during their lifetime. There are many variations of this livery with and without the "arrows of indecision" logo which were sometimes on the engine bay doors and sometimes on the battery boxes. Initially the locos had the older style of overhead electrical line warning but over time these were replaced with the pattern in use today and an orange warning stripe was added to the locos at cantrail level. The majority of locos had yellow coupling rods but some had red and both are depicted. This pack portrays a range of locos with the later short hinged side doors and dual vacuum and air brake equipment.

This pack contains the Departmental grey livery with and without logos and cantrail stripe and with multiple variations of weathering/dirt.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in Network SouthEast livery

In the 1980s several of the class 08's were painted into the striking new Network SouthEast livery of red, white and blue. This livery was a bit of a shock to those used to nothing but BR corporate blue. There were two variations of this livery and a couple of the locomotives also received nameplates. Just to add to the colour mix the 08's retained their yellow cranks but gained red coupling rods! Both livery variants are portrayed with multiple variations of weathering/dirt.

This pack was produced jointly by ElDavo's Railway Emporium and TRS-UK.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in RES grey and red livery

A few of the class 08's were painted into the RES livery of red and grey during their latter years. This pack portrays these locos with upper body in grey, lower body in red with black cab window surrounds and doors and yellow coupling rods. Four variations of weathering/dirt are supplied.

This pack was produced jointly by ElDavo's Railway Emporium and TRS-UK.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in Intercity livery

A handful of the class 08's were painted into the Intercity livery of grey with white and red stripes. This pack portrays these locos with upper body in dark grey with the swallow logo, lower body white, red and white stripes and red coupling rods. Four variations of weathering/dirt are supplied.

Pack price £5.

Class 08 in BR Black livery

When originally delivered, the first batches of 08's were painted in an all black scheme with red coupling rods and carrying numbers in the 13xxx range. Over time they were renumbered into the D3xxx range and in the 60's gained the yellow and black wasp stripes which have become the trade mark of the shunter. This pack portrays the first batch of locos 13000-13245 in the black livery with the cycling lion emblem. In addition the pack shows the same group of locos as renumbered in the D3xxx range and with wasp stripes. The number format switches automatically based on the livery chosen. Five variations of weathering/dirt are supplied for each of the two livery variants.

Pack price £5.


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