Hornby R3452

BR, 6800 'Grange' Class, 4-6-0, 6825 ‘Llanvair Grange’ - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3452
DCC:
DCC Ready (8-pin socket)
Livery:
Late BR, Lined Green
Category:
Steam locomotives
RRP:
£155.99

The idea for a new class of two cylinder, 4-6-0, mixed traffic locomotive on the Great Western Railway came from George Churchward, Chief Mechanical Officer at the time, in the years preceding the First World War.

His proposal envisaged combining the standard Swindon No.1 boiler with driving wheels of 5’ 8” to deliver a combination of good pulling power and good acceleration, vital in the design of an efficient mixed traffic locomotive. For any number of reasons, and despite his other proposals all coming to fruition, the design was not pursued and it was to be the 1930s before the idea was revived.

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