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Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
4003 'Lode Star' entered service with the Great Western Railway in February 1907 and received the first of its modifications, the superheated boiler, in May 1911. The second major alteration took place in March 1949 when 'elbow' pattern outside steam pipes were fitted however just two years later, in July 1951, 4003 'Lode Star' was withdrawn from service while allocated to Landore.
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Green with Monogram
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
4000 Star Class
George Jackson Churchward
* 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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