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1993 - King Class Locomotive - King James II


King Class Locomotive - King James II

Model: King Class Locomotive - King James II (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 6008
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 - 10 3/4 inches - 27.4cm.
Models Produced: * 1,250
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
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.
Year: 1993
Catalogue Number: R.082
Year Information: The Kings were the most powerful of all GWR locomotives. The touches of polished brass on name and number plates, splashers and cab window frames are typically Great Western. Tender powered by Type 5 ringfield motor. Suitable coaches are R.456 and R.457.
Model Motor: Type 5 Ringfield
Publication: Hornby Railways - 39th Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 39th Edition
Hornby Railways - 39th Edition
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Model Year Details (3)

1993 R.082 1993
King Class Locomotive - King James II
1994 R.082 1994
King Class Locomotive - King James II
2005 R.2460 2005
King Class Locomotive - King James II

Related Service Sheets (4)

104 Tender Drive Motor Type 3 - R.063, R.065, R.066, R.078, R.842 June 1978
104 (Back) Tender Drive Motor Type 3 - R.063, R.065, R.066, R.078, R.842 - Back June 1978
112 4-6-0 King Edward 1 - R.078 September 1978
112 (Back) 4-6-0 King Edward 1 - R.078 - Back September 1978

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