Ten Victory class 0-6-0 tank locomotives were built for the Inland Waterways & Docks Department in 1917. Built to mainline standards, the ten Victories were sold by the Railway Operating Department at the end of the World War I to several buyers including the Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) Docks and Railway, Brecon & Merthyr Railway, East Kent Light Railway (EKLR) and other private users including collieries. The Great Western Railway inherited three, two of which entered British Railways (BR) service surviving until 1954 and 1955. The EKLR locomotive entered Southern Railway ownership and finished its life with BR, but was scrapped in 1949 before carrying its allocated number of 30948. Seven Victories ended up in service with the National Coal Board with the last examples scrapped in 1969. None has survived.
Minerva’s model is available as a DC model or fitted with DCC and DCC sound. It includes a range of accessories that cover many of the detail differences that emerged in later ownership.