Hornby R1251M

Celebrating 100 Years of Hornby' Train Set, Centenary Year Limited Edition - 2020

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
Rovex Plastics Ltd was formed in 1946 by Alexandra Gregory Vanetzian who had quickly, after the end of the Second World War mastered the technique of moulding plastic into brightly coloured miniature cars that he supplied under contracts to Marks & Spencer. Unfortunately, Vanetzian had to cease production of his cars as the name Rovex conflicted with the already registered Rover Car Company name and he consequently had to undertake not to manufacture any more cars, miniature or otherwise. So impressed had Marks & Spencer been with the toy car Vanetzian had supplied that they asked him in 1948 to produce an inexpensive battery powered train set.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R1251M
RRP:
£250.00
Release date:
2020

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8-pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
BR black with early emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Princess Elizabeth
Running numbers
46201, 7573, 27424

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Princess Royal
Operator
British Railways
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Sir William Stanier
Motive power
Steam
Built
1933-1935
Total produced
13
Coach type
London, Midland & Scottish Railway PIII
TOPS classification
FK (First Corridor)

* 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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