Hornby R3548

BR, Standard 4MT Class, 4-6-0, 75053 - Era 4

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
When the London Midland Scottish Railway came up with its initial standard designs in 1947, it was considered that there was no call for a mixed traffic Class 4, 4-6-0 locomotive. The duties for which the 4-6-0 design were suited to were amply covered by existing traction types and it wasn't until Nationalization in 1948, that the Western Region of British Rail felt that this type of locomotive was required for use on its secondary route services. The restricted axle loading for the coastal routes to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli precluded the use of the heavier Standard Class 5, whilst an update on the GWR Manor design was not feasible because of gauging issues on the other British Rail regions, who were also looking to replace their ageing locomotive stock.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3548
RRP:
£170.99
Release date:
2017

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Black with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Colour
Black
Running number
75053

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Standard 4MT
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-0
Designer
Robert Riddles
Ordered by
British Railways
Built
January 1957
Built by
British Railways
Built at
Swindon
Total produced
80
Length of service
9 years
Withdrawn
September 1966

* 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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