Hornby R3632

BR, Merchant Navy Class, 4-6-2, 35024 ‘East Asiatic Company’ - Era 4

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
Conceived in 1937 when Oliver Bulleid became Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway, the Merchant Navy Class represented Bulleid's vision for a quick accelerating, mixed traffic 4-6-2 locomotive, equally capable of hauling passenger services (such as the Golden Arrow and Atlantic Coast Expresses), or freight workings, to a speed of around 75mph.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3632
GTIN:
5055286645747
RRP:
£179.99
Release date:
2018

Model details

Colour
Blue
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Express Blue
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
East Asiatic Company
Running number
35024

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Merchant Navy Class
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Oliver Bulleid
Built
1941-1949

* 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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