Ruston 165DE

PIL-005 • by Planet Industrials

Ruston produced 164 of this popular model from 1950 to 1963 at their Boultham Street Works in Lincoln. Powered by their own 155hp 6VPH diesel engine through either mechanical, hydraulic or electric drive, available in both 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 configuration and in both standard and narrow gauges. It was their entry into the larger industrial shunting market, both home and abroad, and proved to be very successful.

Our model represents a later phase Diesel Electric model, with the large rear cab windows, sloping cab front and recessed front shunter footstep.

Requires a Hornby Peckett W4 0-4-0ST chassis to complete (not included).

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The kit is comprised of a fret of etched details and 3D printed plastic parts. We recommend sparing use of liquid superglue for adding the roof etch and details, ideally using a bottle with a thin applicator nozzle.

Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors and not intended for children under 14 years of age.