Hornby R1254M

GWR Freight Train Set

Manufacturer catalogue image - please note that pre-release images may be CAD renders or CGI images rather than photographs

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.

This Hornby Train Set is based on a Railroad specification. Railroad models are carefully designed to be less easily damaged yet maintaining attractive detailing and accurate liveries. 

More details about our Railroad range can be found here: Railroad (hornby.com)

Catalogue listing

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Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 4-pin socket
GWR green
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Power pickup
All wheels
Type 7
Running number

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Class 2721 GWR pannier
Wheel arrangement
William Dean
1897 to 1901
Built by
GWR Swindon Works
Motive power
Ordered by
Great Western Railway
Built at
Total produced
Length of service
49 years
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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