Model Details

King Class Locomotive - King Edward I

U.K.
6024

King Class Locomotive - King Edward I

Years Released: 1978 1979 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: King Class Locomotive - King Edward I
Running Number: 6024
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: King Class
King Class
Designer: C. B. Collett
Class Information: Built under the direction of C.B. Collett the King Castle Class 6000 series was built by Great Western Railway (GWR) with the intent of wresting back the title of “most powerful steam locomotive in Britain” after losing the title to Southern Railways Lord Nelson Class. The King’s were the largest steam locomotives built by the GWR and entrusted the railways most prestigious passenger train workings including “The Cornish Riviera” express. More...
Weight: 136 tons (including tender)
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
4-6-0
Model Information: * 24,000 solo models produced and 3,000 in sets.
Models Produced: * 27,000
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1978 1979

1978 1979
Company: G.W.R. - Great Western Railway
Logo: G.W.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1927 - 1947
Great Western Railway
Livery: G.W.R. Green
G.W.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with gilt lettering, and orange and black lining.
Company Information: The G.W.R. was formed as a railway company in 1835 and was the only company to survive the 1923 grouping, to become one of the big four. The King and Castle class locomotives were amongst the most famous G.W.R. steam designs.

Model Ranking:
Current: 408 - July 2017
Previous: 658 - June 2017
Movement: (+250)

Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1978 R.078 1978
King Class Locomotive - King Edward I
1979 R.078 1979
King Class Locomotive - King Edward I

Related Service Sheets (7)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
104 Tender Drive Motor Type 3 - R.063, R.065, R.066, R.078, R.842 June 1978
104 (Back) Tender Drive Motor Type 3 - R.063, R.065, R.066, R.078, R.842 - Back June 1978
112 4-6-0 King Edward 1 - R.078 September 1978
112 (Back) 4-6-0 King Edward 1 - R.078 - Back September 1978
HR1978 Locomotive Operation And Maintenance 1978 (Front) 1978
HR1978 (Back) Locomotive Operation And Maintenance 1978 (Back) 1978
HR1978 C3 Locomotive Operation And Maintenance 1978 (Class 5) 1978

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1978 Introduced in 1927, the King Class locomotives were used on the major express services of the GWR where they quickly built up an excellent reputation and to many people still epitomise the high point of steam traction. This supurb Hornby model is tender driven by a Silver Seal Ringfield motor and incorporates finer scale wheels with underframe and full cab details. The handrails are fitted separately. The prototype King Edward I is currently undergoing restoration.
1979 Wire handrails.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1978 Ringfield

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1978 £16.95
1979 £17.95

Catalogue Images (2)

R.078 - King Class Locomotive - King Edward I - 1978
R.078 King Class Locomotive - King Edward I - 1978

R.078 - King Class Locomotive - King Edward I - 1979
R.078 King Class Locomotive - King Edward I - 1979


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