The Bachmann Narrow Gauge model of ‘Holy War’ depicts the locomotive in its preserved
state, with enclosed cab and in the stunning lined blue livery. Featuring a diecast boiler and
running plate, accompanied by a wealth of separately fitted details including handrails, valves,
springs, brake shoes and cab controls, every aspect of the prototype is captured in miniature.
The 0-4-0ST wheel formation is faithfully modelled, with authentically-profiled wheels running
in metal bearings ensuring smooth running, powered by a coreless motor with flywheel, and
with a 6 Pin DCC decoder socket for those wishing to use the models with a DCC system.
NEM coupling pockets feature at both ends, into which standard OO9 scale couplings are
Supplied new to the Dinorwic Slate Quarry in 1902, Holy War worked up to 1,860 feet above sea level. She was the last steam locomotive to work in a British slate quarry finishing at Dinorwic in November 1967, ending 120 years of steam in the quarries.
After leaving Dinorwic she was taken to Quainton Road, near Aylesbury, for preservation. In 1975, Holy War was purchased by Rev. Alan Cliff, then Minister of Wrexham Methodist Church and arrived at Llanuwchllyn that December. Following overhaul she entered passenger service in 1979 and has worked regularly ever since, except for extensive boiler repairs 1985-1987. Holy War was purchased from Alan Cliff by the Bala Lake Railway Company in 1989, securing her long term future at Llanuwchllyn. Both Holy War and sister engine Alice returned to service on the weekend of 29th-30th April after their lengthy 10 year overhauls.