Hornby R3995

BR, 'Clan' Standard 6MT, 4-6-2, 72004 'Clan MacDonald' - Era 4

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

Based upon the Britannia Class locomotives, the BR Standard Class 6 'Clan Class' was a 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive designed by Robert Riddles to operate mixed traffic with an increased route availability. Changes included a smaller boiler, smaller cylinders and various other weight saving measures.


Due to a shortage of steel only 10 of the class were ever built. The class were not hugely popular due to being less capable in comparison to the visually similar BR standard Class 7 locomotives they were based upon. 72004 'Clan MacDonald' was built at Crewe in 1952 and assigned to the Polmadie Shed in Glasgow until being withdrawn at the end of 1962.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3995
RRP:
£179.99
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
Clan MacDonald
Running number
72004

Prototype information

Introduced
1952
Locomotive class*
British Railways Standard 6 "Clan"
Operator
BR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Riddles
Ordered by
British Railways
Built
February 1952
Built by
British Railways
Built at
Crewe
Total produced
10
Length of service
10 years
Withdrawn
December 1962

* 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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