Hunslet 'Austerity' (J94) 0-6-0 saddle tank

Mercian Hunslet Austerity J94 constructed from body/chassis and motorising kits


Production details

Built by Hunslet and other companies between 1943 and 1964, originally for the British War Department.

Operating companies and organisations

British War Department in Britain and continental Europe, then GB private companies, BR and other European operators after 1945.
Examples of GB operators: War Department (becoming the Ministry of Defence); LNER; GKB; Port of London; Manchester Ship Canal; National Coal Board.

Years of operation

1943 - 1968 on railways in Britain
+ overseas
+ industrial
+ preservation


Manufacturer and supplier

Mercian Models

Model/catalogue/item number



Body/chassis craftsman kit: nickel and brass etch; cast white metal. Retooled for 2000.

Motive power

Motorising kit available. Comprising Mashima 1220 motor, motor mount, Ultrascale 38:1 gears, wire, Romford RP25 wheels, crankpin and pickup material.


Body/chassis kit: £55 (NOV01).
Complete kit including wheels/motor/gears: £85.00 (DEC02). 


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British 1:87 Scale Modelling