Hornby R3835

BR, Thompson Class A2/3, 4-6-2, 60523 'Sun Castle' - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

60523 Sun Castle entered traffic at Kings Cross on 2 August 1947, spending less than a year on top line services before being allocated to Leeds' Copley Hill shed on 30 May 1948.


The Diagram 118 boiler was fitted after a Works visit in February/March 1958, by which time Sun Castle was back on the East Coast Main Line, variously allocated between New England, Grantham and Doncaster sheds.


Having served on general duties, 60523 was withdrawn from service on 16 June 1963 from New England shed.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3835
RRP:
£229.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Green with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Sun Castle
Running number
60523

Prototype information

Introduced
1947
Locomotive class*
London & North Eastern Railway A2/3
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Edward Thompson
Built
1946-1946
Total produced
15

* 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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