Model Details

Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan

U.K.
60021

Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan

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

Model: Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan
Running Number: 60021
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class A4
Class A4
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
Class Information: Class A4 locomotives were introduced in 1935 as part of a modern streamlined train named Silver Jubilee. One member of the class; 4468 Mallard achieved the authenticated world speed record for steam of 126-MPH during 1938. More...
Weight: 167 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
4-6-2
Model Information: Length - 11 7/16 inches - 29.1cm.
Models Produced: * 3,000
* 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. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Green
B.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with orange and black lining with yellow lettering.
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: 335 - March 2017
Previous: 171 - February 2017
Movement: (-164)

Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1996 R.286 1996
Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan
1997 R.286 1997
Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan

Related Service Sheets (3)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
117A 4-6-2 Loco Class A4 June 1992
117A (Back) 4-6-2 Loco Class A4 - Back June 1992
217 A3 - A4 Super Detail May 2000

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1996 The Gresley designed A4s were used to haul express passenger trains, although towards the end of steam some were seen hauling goods. The Wild Swan model is featured in the livery of its later days prior to withdrawal in 1963. The model is powered by a tender mounted ringfield motor. Suitable for coaches R.400 and R.448.
1997 Gresley designed the A4 to haul express passenger trains. Towards the end of the steam period, they sometimes also hauled freight. Wild Swan features the livery of its later days prior to retirement in 1963. The model is powered by a tender mounted ringfield motor.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1997 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1996 £69.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.286 - Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan - 1996
R.286 Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan - 1996

R.286 - Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan - 1997
R.286 Class A4 Locomotive - Wild Swan - 1997


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