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The Merchant Venturer (King Class - King John)


The Merchant Venturer (King Class - King John)

Years Released: 1998 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: The Merchant Venturer (King Class - King John)
Running Number: 6026
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
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
Model Information: Great British Trains are produced in editions of 2000 only, each with authenticating certificate.
Length - King Class - 274mm.
Length - Mk1 Composite Coach - 265mm.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:


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.

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Model Year Details (1)

1998 R.2077 1998
The Merchant Venturer (King Class - King John)

Limited Edition

1998 2000

Related Service Sheets (1)

206 King Class Locomotive March 1998

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Model Catalogue Information

1998 The Merchant Venturer commenced service in June 1951, running out of Paddington to Bath, Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare. Pack features the train as it ran in 1957, with King Class locomotive in British Rail green and coaches in the Great Western chocolate and cream livery retained after nationalisation for named trains. King John was specially named for this pack and all running numbers are likewise exclusive.

Motor Information

1998 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Price List

1998 £104.99

Catalogue Images (1)

R.2077 - The Merchant Venturer (King Class - King John) - 1998
R.2077 The Merchant Venturer (King Class - King John) - 1998

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