Hornby R3423

BR, Adams Class 415, 4-4-2T, 30583 - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

In 1882, to support the ever increasing London suburban traffic on the London South Western Railway, William Adams, the Locomotive Superintendent, ordered 71 new Class 415 4-4-2T engines. Developed from the earlier rebuilt LSWR 46 class, the 415 Class locomotives were all constructed away from the LSWR workshops at Nine Elms, which were at full capacity, being built by R. Stephenson, Neilson & Co, Beyer Peacock and Dübs & Co between 1882 and 1885. All constructed to the same basic design, those leaving the works after 1884 had slightly larger side water tanks and deeper fireboxes, whilst later modifications saw the trademark Adams stove pipe chimney being replaced by a lipped version, the addition of coal rails to the bunker and the fitting of double slide bars and crossheads in place of the original, single bars. The introduction of the Drummond M7 led to the Class 415s being shifted to rural branch traffic and by Grouping in 1923, only 30 locomotives made it on to the Southern Railway's stock book. By 1927, only two engines remained, although in 1946 they were joined by a further locomotive, purchased from the East Kent Railway. All three were finally withdrawn from service in 1961. The BR 4-4-2T "30583" Adams Radial will be modelled in BR lined black with late crests.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3423
RRP:
£79.99
Release date:
2016

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Black with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Colour
Black
Running number
30583

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Adams Radial 415 Class
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-4-2T
Designer
William Adams
Built
1882-1885
Total produced
71

* 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.

Buy now from Hornby

Buy now from Amazon

Buy now from eBay

Supplier links are provided for your convenience and do not guarantee that the product is currently available. RailwayModels.uk is not a representative of these suppliers, but may receive a commission when purchases are made through links on this page.

Product videos

Video links are generated algorithmically and may not necessarily be this precise product.

Related products

RailwayModels.uk is a Good Stuff website.