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King Class Locomotive - King Stephen


King Class Locomotive - King Stephen

Years Released: 2001 2003 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: King Class Locomotive - King Stephen
Running Number: 6029
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: King Class
King Class
Designer: C. B. Collett
Class Information: Built under the direction of C.B. Collett the King Castle Class 6000 series was built by Great Western Railway (GWR) with the intent of wresting back the title of “most powerful steam locomotive in Britain” after losing the title to Southern Railways Lord Nelson Class. The King’s were the largest steam locomotives built by the GWR and entrusted the railways most prestigious passenger train workings including “The Cornish Riviera” express. More...
Weight: 136 tons (including tender)
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
Model Information: Length - 274mm.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

2001 2003

2001 2003
Company: G.W.R. - Great Western Railway
Logo: G.W.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1927 - 1947
Great Western Railway
Livery: G.W.R. Green
G.W.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with gilt lettering, and orange and black lining.
Company Information: The G.W.R. was formed as a railway company in 1835 and was the only company to survive the 1923 grouping, to become one of the big four. The King and Castle class locomotives were amongst the most famous G.W.R. steam designs.

Model Ranking:
Current: 1536 - December 2023
Previous: 974 - November 2023
Movement: (-562)

Model Year Details (2)

2001 R.2233 2001
King Class Locomotive - King Stephen
2003 R.2233 2003
King Class Locomotive - King Stephen

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Model Catalogue Information

2001 When Churchward designed the King locomotive whose services were used on the three main routes from London to Bristol, Plymouth and Birmingham. 'King Stephen' was the last King built in 1930 and was paired with a 4,000 gallon tender. The Hornby model is another Super Detail introduction and includes fine scale valve gear separate lamp brackets on the front footplate, separate handrails, brake detail, sprung buffers and a five pole ringfield motor located in the tender.
2003 Sprung buffers, fitted detail parts.

Motor Information

2001 Ringfield
2003 Five pole skew wound.

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R.2233 - King Class Locomotive - King Stephen - 2001
R.2233 King Class Locomotive - King Stephen - 2001

R.2233 - King Class Locomotive - King Stephen - 2003
R.2233 King Class Locomotive - King Stephen - 2003

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