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WJV01097 Sentinel LNER black unlined - 150

WJV01098 Sentinel LNER black lined - 148

WJV01099 Sentinel BR early crest black unlined - 68138

WJV01100 Sentinel BR late crest black unlined - Departmental loco No. 57

WJV01101 Sentinel BR (Eastern) black unlined - Civil Engineers Dept No.42

WJV01102 Sentinel British Railways black unlined - 47182

WJV01103 Sentinel LMS black unlined - 7161

WJV01104 GWR (shirtbutton) Green unlined - No.12

WJV01105 Sentinel WD khaki green unlined - 'Molly'
Y1/Y3 Sentinel 0-4-0T Shunter

£275.00 each plus P&P

Yes, the wraps are off! The first new WJVintage locomotive for 2019 is the Sentinel Centre Engine 0-4-0T, perhaps better known by its LNER designations of Y1 and Y3. As standard we will be offering this loco for 3-rail use only, but a 2-rail version will be available to special order.

It will happily negotiate curves with a radius down to 18 inches making it equally at home as a starter loco for smaller layouts or in the shunting yard of a larger layout.

There will be no fewer than 9 different liveries and some of these will be extremely limited. The table below gives full details. There will also be detail changes in the grille configurations to be correct to prototype.

You can pre-order to reserve yours right away!

All variants apart from LNER black lined – 148, BR late crest black unlined – Departmental loco No. 57 and WD khaki green unlined – ‘Molly’ are now in stock. Deliveries of the final three liveries will be arriving by late Spring/early Summer.

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WJV01097 LNER black unlined – 150
WJV01098 LNER black lined – 148
WJV01099 BR early crest black unlined – 68138
WJV01100 BR late crest black unlined – Departmental loco No. 57
WJV01101 BR (Eastern) black unlined – Civil Engineers Dept No.42
WJV01102 British Railways black unlined – 47182
WJV01103 LMS black unlined – 7161
WJV01104 GWR (shirtbutton) Green unlined – No.12
WJV01105 WD khaki green unlined – ‘Molly’

WJV01097 LNER Black unlined-150 

WJV01099 BR early crest black unlined – 68138

WJV01101 BR (Eastern) black unlined – Civil Engineers Dept No.42

WJV01102 British Railways black unlined – 47182

WJV01103 LMS black unlined – 7161

WJV01104 GWR (shirtbutton) Green unlined – No.12

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Historical Information

All of the ‘Big Four’ railway companies trialled the Sentinel CE (Centre Engine) 0-4-0T Shunter. Although they did see some use hauling passenger coaches, their slow speed coupled with chain drive meant they were capable of drawing a constant drawbar over a distance and were considered best suited to work on small branches and in yards.

In the end it was the LNER who became the biggest customer and most prolific user of the type. The LNER designated Y1 was a single speed variant and was introduced from 1925, whilst a 2-speed version designated Y3 was introduced from 1927. Externally they were virtually identical.

At nationalisation in 1948 they passed into BR ownership, but withdrawals were fairly rapid during the late 1940s and 1950s, and only seven survived as departmental stock into the 1960s.

The LMS operated four of the CE Sentinels from 1930. These also passed into BR ownership but all four were scrapped by 1956.

The GWR purchased two Sentinel CE locos in 1926 and numbered them No.12 and No.13. They weren’t particularly successful, and both were sold on into private use. No.12, however survives to this day in preservation and is based at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre at Quainton.

Sadly, I have thus far found no information on the SR use of the Sentinel.

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