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The Bristolian (Britannia Class - Venus)


The Bristolian (Britannia Class - Venus)

Years Released: 1997 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: The Bristolian (Britannia Class - Venus)
Running Number: 70023
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Class 7
Class 7
Designer: Robert A. Riddles
Class Information: Mixed traffic Class 7 Britannia locomotives were built between 1951 and 1954 as the final British Railways standard design. One member of the class 70013 Oliver Cromwell has the distinction of being the last official steam locomotive to haul a revenue train on August 11, 1968. More...
Weight: 143 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger & Freight
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: Great British Trains are produced in editions of 3000 only, each with authenticating certificate.
Length - Britannia Class - 287mm.
Length - Mk1 Composite Coach - 264mm.
Models Produced: ---
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Green
B.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with orange and black lining with yellow lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

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Model Year Details (1)

1997 R.2031 1997
The Bristolian (Britannia Class - Venus)

Limited Edition

1997 3000

Related Service Sheets (3)

130B 4-6-2 Loco Britannia Class June 1992
130B (Back) 4-6-2 Loco Britannia Class - Back June 1992
224 Britannia Class Locomotive August 2000

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Model Catalogue Information

1997 The Bristolian was the fast express from Paddington to Bristol introduced by Great Western in 1935 and modelled here in the form it took in the final days of British steam. Britannia Class 7MT locomotive and B.R. coaches in crimson and cream place the date in the early fifties. The locomotive is unique to this set, and the coaches have special running numbers. You can add extra coaches R.445, R.450 and R.440.

Motor Information

1997 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Catalogue Images (1)

R.2031 - The Bristolian (Britannia Class - Venus) - 1997
R.2031 The Bristolian (Britannia Class - Venus) - 1997

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