Hornby R3523

BR, B17/6 Class, 4-6-0, 61665 'Leicester City' - Era 4

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
In 1926, with increased loading on the East Anglia passenger services and the introduction of modern, vacuum-braked coaching stock, there was a desperate need for a locomotive that could supplement the Holden B12 Class on the former Great Eastern routes of the London North Eastern Railway. Track limitations prevented the transfer of locomotives from other regions and so Nigel Gresley was tasked by the LNER to produce a three cylinder 4-6-0 design, using the cylinder and motion arrangement of the D49, but with a tractive effort of about 25,000lb and a relatively light axle loading of 17 tons.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3523
RRP:
£160.99
Release date:
2017

Model details

Colour
Green
Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Green with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Leicester City
Couplings
NEM
Running number
61665

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
B17 Class
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-0
Designer
Sir Nigel Gresley
Built
1928-1937
Total produced
73

* 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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