Hornby R3864

GWR, Star Class, 4-6-0, 4003 'Lode Star' - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

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when 'elbow' pattern outside steam pipes were fitted however just two years later, in July 1951, 4003 'Lode Star' was withdrawn from service while allocated to Landore. Added to the National Collection, 'Lode Star' remained in storage at Swindon until 1962, when it was moved to Swindon Railway Museum as a static exhibit until 1 March 1992, when it was sent to the National Railway Museum in York. The locomotive has since been exhibited again in Swindon at STEAM, the Museum of the Great Western Railway and more recently back at the Railway Musuem in York.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3864
RRP:
£179.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Green with Monogram
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Lode Star
Running number
4003

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
4000 Star Class
Operator
GWR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-0
Designer
George Jackson Churchward
Built
1906-1923
Total produced
73

* 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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