Hornby R3558

BR, Royal Scot Class, 4-6-0, 46165 ‘The Ranger’ Late BR - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3558
DCC:
DCC Ready (8-pin socket)
Livery:
Late BR, BR Lined Black
Category:
Steam locomotives
RRP:
£170.99

By 1926, faced with a stock book of outdated and unsuitable mainline locomotive traction, the London Midland Scottish Railway had an urgent need for “provision of an improved and more powerful type of passenger engine for the purpose of avoiding double heading and duplication of certain heavy express passenger main line services”.

In October 1926, following a degree of procrastination by the management of the LMS, the loan of Great Western Castle class No.5000 Launceston Castle spurred the LMS into action and in December, an order for fifty ‘improved’ 4-6-0 tender engines from North British was placed; the result being the iconic ‘Royal Scot’ class of locomotive.

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