Hornby R3640

PO, Willans and Robinson, Peckett W4 Class, 0-4-0ST, 882 'Niclausse' - Era 2

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 2 (1875 to 1922) Pre-grouping
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)

Manufacturer description

The Peckett W Class was a classic, late Victorian, four-coupled, medium range, industrial saddletank that comprised six separate variations, from the W2 of 1884 to the W7 of 1938. Locomotives were built at the Atlas Engine Works in St. George, Bristol, Peckett & Sons Ltd having taken over the business established there by Fox, Walker & Company in 1880.
Peckett Works No.882/1902 Niclausse was built for Willans and Robinson of Queensferry, Wales, who were manufacturers of water tube boilers and special steels. The locomotive was named after a type of French designed field-tube boiler used in some of the last pre-dreadnought battleships. Peckett steam locos, noted for their fine rivet work on the cabs and tanks and the generous use of brass and copperwork, continued to be built at Atlas Works until June 12, 1958. Describing their core market as 'Collieries, Ironworks, Contractors Tinplate Works etc.' Peckett took pride in turning their locos out in a lined Works livery and utilized many standard components in their construction. However, the nature of the locomotives' end use meant there were a number of alterations carried out, particularly as reduced height versions for operating in smelting works and collieries. Peckett were eventually bought out by Reed Crane & Hoist Company during 1961, having produced 140 W4 locomotives between April 1885 and February 1906. Maximum curve Hornby 1st radius + / 371mm+.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3640
GTIN:
5055286646003
RRP:
£99.99
Release date:
2018

Model details

Coupling
NEM + Tension Lock
DCC status
DCC Ready 4 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Leaf Green
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Motor
3 pole skew wound
Name
Niclausse
Running number
882

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Peckett & Sons W4
Operator
Private Operator
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
0-4-0T
Built
1885-1906
Total produced
140

* 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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