Model Details

West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford

U.K.
21C119

West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford

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

Model: West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford
Running Number: 21C119
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Battle Of Britain / West Country Class
Battle Of Britain / West Country Class
Designer: Oliver Bulleid
Class Information: Battle of Britain Class locomotives, along with sister West Country’s were introduced in 1945 and produced through 1954. A total of 110 air-smooth cased Light Pacific’s; affectionately known or rather unkindly nick-named “Spam Cans” were built by the Southern Railway and later British Railways using many features inherited from the larger and heavier Merchant Navy Class. More...
Weight: 137 tons
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
4-6-2
Model Information: Length - 10 3/4 inches - 27.4cm.
Models Produced: * 2,800
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1996 1997

1996 1997
Company: S.R. - Southern Railway
Logo: S.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1923 - 1947
Southern Railway
Livery: S.R. Malachite Green
S.R. Malachite Green
Livery Details: Malachite green with yellow lettering.
Company Information: The smallest of Britains post grouping railway companies formed in 1923. The S.R. route mileage was the best in Britain by far, due to the dense population south of London. Passengers was the main cargo which pushed the S.R. to lead the emergence of elect

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Model Year Details (2)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1996 R.265 1996
West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford
1997 R.265 1997
West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford

Related Service Sheets (1)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
177 4-6-2 Locomotive - West Country - Battle Of Britain Class October 1995

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1996 Many of the West Countrys were re-built in the 1950s and through to the early 60s, however Bideford continued in traffic fully streamlined up until its withdrawal in 1967. The Hornby example is liveried in SR Malachite green and powered by a Type 7 motor.
1997 Bideford was one West Country that escaped the general rebuilding of the class in the fifties and through to the early sixties. This locomotive which entered service in December 1945 continued fully streamlined until withdrawal in 1967. The model presented in S.R.s malachite green livery of the 1945-48 period and is powered by a Type 7 motor.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1996 Type 7
1997 Type 7

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1996 £64.99

Catalogue Images (2)

R.265 - West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford - 1996
R.265 West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford - 1996

R.265 - West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford - 1997
R.265 West Country Class Locomotive - Bideford - 1997


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