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1996 - King Class Locomotive - King George V


King Class Locomotive - King George V

Model: King Class Locomotive - King George V (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 6000
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: * 2,700
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue (Steam)
B.R. Blue (Steam)
Livery Details: Blue with white lining.
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.737
Year Information: Possibly the most famous of the old GWR King locomotives. This locomotive gained a bell when visiting the USA for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads Centenary Fair of the Iron Horse in 1927 and much against the wishes of die hard GWR fans, King George V was given an experimental blue livery in 1950. The model mirrors this period and is powered by a ringfield motor.
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)

1996 R.737 1996
King Class Locomotive - King George V
1997 R.737 1997
King Class Locomotive - King George V

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