Ruston Hornsby 27/32HP complete kitMM3 • by Mosskito Narrow Gauge
Ruston & Hornsby of Lincoln was formed in 1918 by the merger of two firms, one of whom, Richard Hornsby and Sons pioneered the British development of heavy oil engines better known as the diesel engine. For more than 50 years Ruston built locomotive in a wide variety of sizes, narrow and standard gauge, engine power and designs for all forms of industry at home and abroad. It was estimated that in a period of the 1960s one in four of all industrial locos was a Ruston Product. Enthusiasts have preserved a large number of these locos. This model is based on one such that previously worked at the A.P.C.M. quarry situated at Rodmell, near Lewes in Sussex. The loco is now part of the large collection at the Leighton Buzzard Railway.
About the kit
This model has been redesigned around a custom chassis, MPD11, and consists of nickel silver etches and whitemetal parts. Alternative versions may be assembled, with and without a cab.
Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age. Text, instructions, drawings and diagrams are © Mosskito Narrow Gauge 2020.