WD Austerity 2-10-0


SKU: KRM-WDA-OO Category:

The War Department (WD) “Austerity” 2-10-0 is a type of heavy freight steam locomotive that was introduced during the Second World War in 1943, and is a powerhouse of an engine. The Austerity 2-10-0 commands respect wherever it roams, its presence on the rails could not be ignored. The Austerity 2-10-0 was based on the Austerity 2-8-0, and was designed to have interchangeable parts by R.A. Riddles. It was built cheaply, but it was built powerful. It had the same power output as the 2-8-0 but a lighter axle load, making it suitable for secondary lines. 100 were built for the war effort, with 150 being built in total. Even now after 90 years, the Austerity still makes appearances on the rails, proving that the old guard won’t be put down easily.

Available in Longmoor Railway Blue, Olive Drab Green, Khaki Sand, and BR Black early crest.
Options include DCC Ready, DCC Sound and Smoke unit installed.

  • Five-pole brushless motor
  • Cast chassis
  • Minimum Radius 438mm (2nd Radius Set-track)
  • Fine brass fittings
  • Sprung buffers
  • Firebox flicker
  • 21 pin socket
  • Prefitted speaker, even in DCC-ready models.
  • Smoke unit
  • NEM pocket couplings

Delivery 4th QTR 2025.

Prices from
DCC Ready £240.00
DCC Sound £340.00
DCC Sound and Smoke £370.00


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