Hornby R3866

NRM BR Battle of Britain Class, 'Sir Winston Churchill'

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Eras
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest
Era 11 (2016 to 2021) Current Era

Manufacturer description
Built at Brighton Works in 1946, the locomotive was named Winston Churchill at a ceremony at Waterloo railway station in September 1947. It was allocated to Salisbury locomotive shed for services on the West of England Main Line between London and Exeter and was later re-allocated to the Nine Elms locomotive shed in London, followed by the Exmouth Junction shed near Exeter before returning to Salisbury in mid-1951.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3866
RRP:
£219.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Green with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Name
Winston Churchill
Running number
34051

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Southern Railway Merchant Navy
Operator
BR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Bulleid
Built
1941-1949

* 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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