Bachmann 32-002A

GWR 49XX 'Hall' 4971 'Stanway Hall' BR Lined Black (Early Emblem)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest

Manufacturer description

Hall Class 4971 Stanway Hall BR Black E/Emblem – Weathered

Built: 1928 – 1943

Built for: GWR

Designed by: Charles B. Collett

Duties: mixed traffic

Wheels: 4-6-0

Highlights

• Fully detailed and decorated cab interior

• Sprung buffers

• Etched name and number plates

History

The Great Western Railway Hall Class is a class of 4-6-0 mixed traffic steam locomotives designed by Charles Collett. In 1924, C.B. Collett modified No. 2925 ‘Saint Martin’, Churchward’s design of the 4-6-0 ‘Saint’ Class. The alterations to No. 2925 included the fitting of 6’ 0” diameter driving wheels, re-alignment of the cylinders and fitting a modern ‘Castle’ Class cab. Further changes took place before the new ‘Hall’ Class began construction. The boiler pitch was modified and outside steam pipes were fitted.

The Hall Class locomotives were numbered 4900-99, 5900-99 and 6900-58. F.W. Hawksworth, Collett’s successor, created a modified version in 1941 known as the Modified Hall Class and it remained in production until 1950. Modified Halls were numbered 6959-6999 and 7900-7929. After nationalization in 1948, British Railways gave them the power classification 5MT. Eleven Halls have survived to preservation.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
32-002A
GTIN:
803393049942
RRP:
£174.95
Release date:
2017

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Weathered
Livery
Lined Black with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Name
Stanway Hall
Running number
4971

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Great Western Railway 4900 "Hall"
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-0
Designer
Charles Collett
Built
1928-1943
Total produced
259

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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