Hornby R3415

BR, J15 Class, 0-6-0, 65477 - Era 4

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

Designed by T.W Worsdell, the GER Class Y14 (LNER Class J15) was his solution to the lack of suitable freight locomotives available on the Doncaster route, following the opening of the GN&GE joint line. The first Y14s were built in July 1883, and they would go on to become the most numerous of the Great Eastern Railway"s locomotive types, with a total of 259 being built in 27 batches. One of the reasons for the type"s success was their simple design and in 1891, the Great Eastern Railway set the world record for erecting a steam locomotive, No. 930 being assembled at Stratford in just 9 hours and 45 minutes, beating the previous record set at Crewe. The boiler design of the Y14 was to become Holden"s standard, small engine boiler, the dome being placed well forward with a long stovepipe chimney. Hauling both freight and passenger stock and with a very low axle loading, they could run virtually anywhere on the Great Eastern"s network, a trait that saw 43 engines loaned to the Government for service on the Western Front in the First World War. Withdrawals from service started to take place during the early 1920s, seventeen disappearing before Grouping in 1923. The newly formed London North Eastern Railway re-designated the 272 remaining engines of the Y14 Class as J15 Class and as the numbers of locomotives reduced, the roles assigned to the J15s changed, local freight and cross-country passenger services being typical. Rarely allocated outside East Anglia, scrapping of the class recommenced in 1947 and just 127 locomotives were handed over to British Rail, by the LNER, in 1948. Seventy one engines made it through to British Rail re-numbering in the 60,000 number series, the last four being withdrawn from service on September 16, 1962. Locomotive 65477 was built at Stratford Works under Order G73 and entered traffic during August 1913 as NER No.549. Renumbered to LNER No.7549 following Grouping, in December 1946 the locomotive was renumbered to 5477. The locomotive spent its working life allocated to Cambridge Shed and at Nationalisation took the BR No.65477, finally being withdrawn during February 1960 and cut up shortly after, in March 1960.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3415
RRP:
£77.99
Release date:
2016

Model details

Colour
Black
Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Black with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole & twin flywheel
Running number
65477

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
J15
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
0-6-0
Designer
Thomas William Worsdell
Built
1883-1913
Total produced
289

* 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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