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Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
At the end of the first decade of the 20th century, the upsurge in the growth of mineral traffic in the North-East exceeded the amount of steam haulage available to transport it. The existing North Eastern Q5 locomotives, designed by Wilson Worsdell, were extremely capable engines but the new Chief Mechanical Officer, Vincent Raven, felt a more powerful, superheated design would be justified in the circumstances.
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Raven Q6 Class
* 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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