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.


6244 King George VI left Crewe works in July 1940 for Camden shed, having been originally named as City of Leeds and covered just over 33,000 miles during the rest of 1940. Loaned to Polmadie briefly for a month in 1940, the locomotive spent the war years allocated to Camden and it was whilst here that it was renamed as King George VI in April 1941. The streamlined casing was finally removed on September 4, 1947.

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
Couplings
NEM
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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