Hornby R1254M

GWR Freight Train Set

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)

Manufacturer description

For the many small communities that relied on the transportation of aggregates, ore, slate and coal to and from the coast, the rural railways of the West Country and Wales were the only reliable link to the outside world. Many of these freight lines, originally built by private subscription, were later used for passenger traffic, using older coaching stock that was handed down from the busier lines. Many of the station stops were little more than wayside halts, lacking goods yards with a suitable crane to offload material and so a small railway crane would often be attached to the train for this purpose.

This set includes an 0-6-0 Pannier Tank locomotive with a selection of rolling stock that was typical for the period, running on a track circuit and siding that can be extended to fully complete an engaging layout on the included 1600mm x 1180mm TrakMat.

What"s in the box!?

Rolling Stock

GWR Class 2721 0-6-0PT
GWR Ore Wagon, 10 Ton Crane, GWR Four
Wheel Coach & GWR "Toad" Brake Van

Track & Accessories

3rd Radius Starter Oval, with Track Pack A
(includes point and buffer)
Train Controller (R7229)
Wall Plug Transformer (P9000W)
Power Connecting Track (R8206)
Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm)
Re-Railer

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R1254M
RRP:
£130.00
Release date:
2020

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 4-pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
GWR green
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Colour
Green
Motor
Type 7
Running number
2733

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 2721 GWR pannier
Operator
GWR
Wheel arrangement
0-6-0PT
Designer
William Dean
Motive power
Steam
Ordered by
Great Western Railway
Built
June 1898
Built by
Great Western Railway
Built at
Swindon
Total produced
80
Length of service
49 years
Withdrawn
November 1947
Coach type
Great Western Railway 4 Wheel
Wagon type
Mineral Wagon

* 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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