Model Details

King Class Locomotive - King George V

U.K.
6000

King Class Locomotive - King George V

Years Released: 1996 1997 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 2 years.

Model: King Class Locomotive - King George V
Running Number: 6000
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: Length - 10 3/4 inches - 27.4cm.
Models Produced: * 2,700
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1996 1997

1996 1997
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Blue (Steam)
B.R. Blue (Steam)
Livery Details: Blue with white lining.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

Model Ranking:
Current: 1446 - June 2017
Previous: 761 - May 2017
Movement: (-685)

Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1996 R.737 1996
King Class Locomotive - King George V
1997 R.737 1997
King Class Locomotive - King George V

Related Service Sheets (3)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
112A GWR 4-6-0 Locomotive King Class July 1994
112A (Back) GWR 4-6-0 Locomotive King Class - Back July 1994
206 King Class Locomotive March 1998

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1996 Possibly the most famous of the old GWR King locomotives. This locomotive gained a bell when visiting the USA for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads Centenary Fair of the Iron Horse in 1927 and much against the wishes of die hard GWR fans, King George V was given an experimental blue livery in 1950. The model mirrors this period and is powered by a ringfield motor.
1997 A famous member of the old G.W.R. King Class, which gained a bell when visiting the U.S.A. for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads 1927 Centenary Fair of The Iron Horse. The model wears the controversial blue livery which B.R. trialled in the period 1948-1949. It is powered by a ringfield motor.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1996 Type 5 Ringfield
1997 Type 5 Ringfield

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1996 £69.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.737 - King Class Locomotive - King George V - 1996
R.737 King Class Locomotive - King George V - 1996

R.737 - King Class Locomotive - King George V - 1997
R.737 King Class Locomotive - King George V - 1997


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