Model Year Details

1996 - King Class Locomotive - King George II

U.K.
6005

King Class Locomotive - King George II

Model: King Class Locomotive - King George II (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 6005
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
4-6-0
Model Information: Length - 10 3/4 inches - 27.4cm.
Models Produced: * 2,800
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
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.
Year: 1996
Catalogue Number: R.303
Year Information: This particular King underwent several changes in its operating life, one of which was the fitting of a double chimney in 1956. The motive power of the model is provided by a ringfield motor housed in the replica 4000 gallon tender. Suitable coaches R.437, R.438, R.455, R.436 and R.433.
Model Motor: Type 5 Ringfield
Publication: Hornby Railways - 42nd Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 42nd Edition
Hornby Railways - 42nd Edition
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UK Price List: £69.99
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Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
1995 R.303 1995
King Class Locomotive - King George II
1996 R.303 1996
King Class Locomotive - King George II

Related Service Sheets (3)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
112A GWR 4-6-0 Locomotive King Class July 1994
112A (Back) GWR 4-6-0 Locomotive King Class - Back July 1994
206 King Class Locomotive March 1998

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