Hornby R3409

BR, 6000 'King' Class, 4-6-0, 6002 ‘King William IV’ - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest

Manufacturer description
To view the full range of King Class locomotives in the mid-1920s, with train load sizes increasing to and from the South West, the Great Western Railway were faced with the need for even more powerful locomotives, capable of hauling the heavy expresses at an average speed of 60 mph. The main routes were limited to a 20 ton axle weight though, so a number of the Great Western's routes had to be upgraded, including the strengthening of some bridges before the Great Western's General Manager, Sir Felix Pole, would give his Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett, permission to proceed with the design and construction of a 'Super-Castle'.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3409
RRP:
£137.99
Release date:
2016

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Green with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
King William IV
Running number
6002

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
6000 King Class
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-0
Designer
Charles Collett
Ordered by
Great Western Railway
Built
July 1927
Built by
Great Western Railway
Built at
Swindon
Total produced
31
Length of service
35 years
Withdrawn
September 1962

* 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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