Hornby R3639

LMS, Princess Coronation Class, 4-6-2, 6244 ‘King George VI’ - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
The original streamlined shape of the Coronation class arose from tests conducted by the LMS Research Department on Sir William Stanier's previous development of the Princess Royal class locomotives. Stanier was said to be ambivalent about the economic value of streamlining, but was aware of the publicity value that such a design would generate.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3639
RRP:
£189.99
Release date:
2018

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Crimson Lake
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
King George VI
Colour
Crimson Lake
Running number
6244

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Princess Coronation Class
Operator
LMS
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Sir William Stanier
Built
1937-1948
Total produced
38

* 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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