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Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Holland - Afrika Line


Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Holland - Afrika Line

Years Released: 2000 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Holland - Afrika Line
Running Number: 35023
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Merchant Navy Class
Merchant Navy Class
Designer: Oliver Bulleid
Class Information: Heavy weight Pacific locomotives designed for Top Link passenger services on the Southern Railway were conceived during hostilities of World War 2. The Merchant Navy class were nicknamed “Spam Cans” due to their unorthodox appearance. A total of 30 locomotives were constructed, all named after steam ship lines operating out of Southampton Docks. In accordance with their powerful stature the Merchant Navy’s were entrusted premiere passenger trains, such as the all Pullman Bournemouth Belle and Golden Arrow. More...
Weight: 99 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: New generation model steam locomotives for the new millennium.
Both the rebuilt Merchant Navy Class and Coronation Class locomotives are a new generation of models for the new millennium. Produced to the exacting Super Detail standard, both models include in their specification blackened finish handrails and wheels plus etched brass valve gear and detailed cab interior. They also feature a five pole motor housed in their respective locomotive bodies for precise slow speed running.
Length - 290mm.
Models Produced: ---
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
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: 2933 - October 2023
Previous: 2721 - September 2023
Movement: (-212)

Model Year Details (1)

2000 R.2170 2000
Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Holland - Afrika Line

Related Service Sheets (1)

248 Merchant Navy October 2000

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Model Catalogue Information

2000 Number 35023 Holland - Afrika Line was rebuilt in February 1951. by which time it had run for 433,833 miles. During the rebuild process 35023 was fitted with a modified 6000 gallon tender. In February 1960 Holland - Afrika Line was shedded at Bournemouth where it remained until being allocated to Weymouth an October and then later to Nine Elms in March 1967. By July of that year, and because of the end of steam on the Southern Region. 35023 was eventually scrapped in April 1968, by which time the locomotive had reached a total mileage of nearly one million miles.

Motor Information

2000 Five Pole Motor

Price List

2000 £89.99

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R.2170 - Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Holland - Afrika Line - 2000
R.2170 Merchant Navy Class Locomotive - Holland - Afrika Line - 2000

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