Hornby R3971

Hornby Dublo: BR, Merchant Navy Class, 4-6-2, 35011 'General Steam Navigation' - Era 4

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest

Manufacturer description
Conceived in 1937 when Bulleid became CME of the Southern Railway, his vision was for a 4-6-2 fast mixed traffic engine, with quick acceleration and equally capable of hauling services such as the Golden Arrow and Atlantic Coast Expresses, or freight workings, to a speed of around 75mph. Mainly designed from the Brighton Works, under C.S Cocks, Bulleid ensured that the best design practices of the time were applied, though this did not stop him making many alterations as the plans developed, sometimes within hours of agreeing a phase of the design and which led to each batch of engines incorporating modifications which were then applied to the previous batch.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3971
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
General Steam Navigation
Running number
35011

Prototype information

Introduced
1944
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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