Model Details

Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United

U.K.
61662

Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United

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

Model: Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United
Running Number: 61662
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class B17
Class B17
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
Class Information: Class introduced 1928. Last B17 retired in 1960.
Weight: 129 tons
Purpose: Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
4-6-0
Model Information: Length - 10 1/16 inches - 25.6cm.
* 2,600 solo models produced and 2,000 for use in a train pack.
Models Produced: * 4,600
* 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: 823 - September 2017
Previous: 797 - August 2017
Movement: (-26)

Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1996 R.315 1996
Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United
1997 R.315 1997
Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United

Related Service Sheets (3)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
110B 4-6-0 Loco Class B17/4 Footballer October 1994
110B (Back) 4-6-0 Loco Class B17/4 Footballer - Back October 1994
207 B17/4 Footballer Class Locomotive March 1998

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1996 Another locomotive created by Gresley carrying an even more familiar name than his. The livery of this B17/4 is of the late 1950s period. The locomotive has correctly spaced driving wheels with appropriate brake gear. The detailed body has separately fitted handrails and a glazed cab. The die-cast chassis of the tender supports the powerful ringfield motor. Suitable coaches R.400 and R.448.
1997 Gresley design, in the British Railways livery of the late fifties. The driving wheels of the model are exactly spaced like the original, and feature the appropriate brake gear. Bodywork detail includes separately fitted handrails and a glazed cab. The model is powered by a ringfield motor in the diecast chassis of the tender.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1997 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1996 £64.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.315 - Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United - 1996
R.315 Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United - 1996

R.315 - Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United - 1997
R.315 Class B17/4 Locomotive - Manchester United - 1997


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