Hornby R3552

GWR, 6800 'Grange' Class, 4-6-0, 6860 ‘Aberporth Grange’ - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)

Manufacturer description
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 which is vital in the design of an efficient mixed traffic locomotive.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3552
RRP:
£155.99
Release date:
2017

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Green
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Aberporth Grange
Colour
Green
Running number
6860

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Grange Class
Operator
GWR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-0
Designer
Charles Collett
Ordered by
Great Western Railway
Built
February 1939
Built by
Great Western Railway
Built at
Swindon
Total produced
80
Length of service
26 years
Withdrawn
February 1965

* 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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