Hornby R3865

BR, Standard 7 'Britannia' Class, 4-6-2, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest

Manufacturer description

70013 Oliver Cromwell famously took part in the very last British Rail Steam rail tour, the 'Fifteen Guinea Special' on 11 August 1968 and was withdrawn from service the following day. The locomotive's final trip in BR service being to Norwich via Doncaster, then on to Diss from where it was transferred by road to Alan Bloom's Bressingham Steam Museum on 19th August. Part of the National Collection, at Bressingham 70013 Oliver Cromwell continued in use on a 200 yard track, giving guards van and footplate rides and ran until 1973, when it was moved to the museum. 70013 Oliver Cromwell remained at Bressingham until the long-term loan agreement was terminated and left East Anglia on 21 May 2004, travelling by road to York, before heading to Loughborough and the Great Central Railway for a thorough overhaul. 70013 Oliver Cromwell returned to passenger service on 3rd May 2008 and worked until the final day of 2018, the locomotive's boiler certificate expiring on 1 January 2019. Produced under license for SCMG Enterprises Ltd. © SCMGE. Every purchase supports the museum.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3865
RRP:
£199.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Green with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Name
Oliver Cromwell
Colour
Green
Running number
70013

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Britannia Class
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Robert Riddles
Built
1951-1954
Total produced
55

* 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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