BigJigs Wooden Railway Heritage Collection Sir Achibald Sinclair Engine BJT425
Rail enthusiasts of all ages will love this high quality replica of the Sir Archibald Sinclair locomotive a famous engine which originally ran as a passenger train. Sir Archibald Sinclair is a Battle of Britain Class Locomotive and was built in 1947 at Brighton Works as a mainline passenger locomotive. The engine arrived at Bluebell Railway in 1979 from Barry Scrapyard and was finally able to steam again in 2009. The Bluebell Railway was part of the route from Lewes to East Grinstead which opened in 1882. The line was shut on 28th May 1955 but Miss Bessemer learned that by law the Railway had to run so the line stayed opened until 16th March 1958 when the law was changed. On the 7th August 1960 Bluebell and Stephney pulled the first passenger train making the Bluebell Railway the first line to be reopened as a preserved standard gauge railway operated by volunteers which started the new Railway Preservation era.
The BigJigs Rail Heritage Collection offers a delightful range of replicas from the golden age of rail. The packaging features information about the historical engines upon which the collection is based. With wheels that steer, the engine goes around curves smoothly. Magnetic couplings ensure compatibility with all other engines and carriages in the BigRigs Rail collections. Most wooden railway sets are compaitble with BigJigs Rail, making BigJigs the perfect choice for starting or expanding your collection. Made from high quality, responsibly resourced materials. 2 Piece set. Ages 3+.