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Class A4 Locomotive - Sir Ronald Matthews (Royal Doulton)

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Class A4 Locomotive - Sir Ronald Matthews (Royal Doulton)

Years Released: 1996 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Class A4 Locomotive - Sir Ronald Matthews (Royal Doulton)
Running Number: 1
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: 1946 - Time For A Change - 50th Anniversary Collection
A commemorative limited edition of plates and locomotives commissioned by Hornby Railways in association with the Royal Doulton Company.
By the end of the Second World War the four major railway companies were near to bankruptcy with their resources virtually exhausted. However the end of the war was a time for celebration and new beginnings. The austerity years were now behind them and it was time for change. A fresh look and a revitalisation plan were the orders of the day and as a first step in this process each of the railway companies, in their own way, set about the task of reliverying their locomotive stock. Each locomotive and plate set is limited to a 3000 production run. A numbered certificate corresponding to the hand applied number on the reverse of each plate is also included.
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

1996
Company: L.N.E.R. - London & North Eastern Railway
Logo: L.N.E.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1923 - 1947
London & North Eastern Railway
Livery: L.N.E.R. Blue
L.N.E.R. Blue
Livery Details: Blue with black, red and white lining and yellow lettering.
Company Information: The second biggest of Britains post grouping railway companies formed in 1923. Some very famous locomotives were designed and operated by the L.N.E.R. including the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard.

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Model Year Details (1)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1996 R.649 1996
Class A4 Locomotive - Sir Ronald Matthews (Royal Doulton)

Limited Edition

YEAR LIMITED
1996 Limited to 3,000

Related Service Sheets (2)

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

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1996 Built: Doncaster April 1938
Withdrawn: October 1964
Originally named Gargany but was re-named in March 1939 Sir Ronald Matthews. The LNER garter blue livery was applied in November 1946 together with the running number No.1.

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1996 £99.99

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R.649 - Class A4 Locomotive - Sir Ronald Matthews (Royal Doulton) - 1996
R.649 Class A4 Locomotive - Sir Ronald Matthews (Royal Doulton) - 1996


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