Hornby R3918

Hornby Dublo: BR, Coronation Class, 4-6-2, 46252 ‘City of Leicester’ – 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
The original streamlined form of Sir William Stanier's Princess Coronation class arose from tests by the London Midland Scottish Railway's Research Department on Stanier's development of the Princess Royal class locomotives. Stanier was said to be ambivalent about the economic value of streamlining but was aware of the publicity value of such a design. When the opportunity to produce five conventional versions of the Coronation Pacific as a comparison to the streamlined version arose, Stanier was quoted as saying, "They can have their streamliners if they want them, but we will also build them five proper ones."

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3918
RRP:
£264.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Green with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Name
City of Leicester
Running number
46252

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
London, Midland & Scottish Railway 8P Coronation
Operator
BR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Stanier
Built
1937-1948
Total produced
38

* 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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