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King Class Locomotive - King William IV - The Royal Mail Great British Railways Collection

U.K.
6002

King Class Locomotive - King William IV - The Royal Mail Great British Railways Collection

Years Released: 2011 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year. (Model may have been released after 2011)

Model: King Class Locomotive - King William IV - The Royal Mail Great British Railways Collection
Running Number: 6002
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
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: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
4-6-2
Model Information: When railways tracks were first laid in Great Britain and trains began operating to a timetable the Royal Mail were one of the first to take advantage of this new mode of transport, using the trains to pick up and deliver post to all area of the country, it is therefore fitting that the Royal Mail have produced a series of stamps celebrating some of the famous classes of steam locomotives that have operated on the British Isles.
In conjunction with the Royal Mail, Hornby have produced a series of Limited Edition models to coincide with the individual subjects of the stamps. Included in each of the specially produced presentation packs will be not only the relevant model but also a special Royal Mail cover envelope complete with stamp, the subject matter of which corresponds with the model. Each pack will also include a limited edition certificate. Limited to just 1200 pieces these exclusive models are sure to become a sort after collectors item.
Length - 274mm.
Models Produced: * 1,200
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

2011

2011
Company: G.W.R. - Great Western Railway
Logo: G.W.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1927 - 1947
Great Western Railway
Livery: G.W.R. Green
G.W.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with gilt lettering, and orange and black lining.
Company Information: The G.W.R. was formed as a railway company in 1835 and was the only company to survive the 1923 grouping, to become one of the big four. The King and Castle class locomotives were amongst the most famous G.W.R. steam designs.

Model Ranking:
Current: 2560 - November 2017
Previous: 2513 - October 2017
Movement: (-47)

Model Year Details (1)

YEAR CAT MODEL
2011 R.3074 2011
King Class Locomotive - King William IV - The Royal Mail Great British Railways Collection

Limited Edition

YEAR LIMITED
2011 Limited Edtion

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
2011 Locomotive includes Royal Mail cover envelope with stamp and limited edition certificate.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
2011 Five pole skew wound.

Catalogue Images (1)

R.3074 - King Class Locomotive - King William IV - The Royal Mail Great British Railways Collection - 2011
R.3074 King Class Locomotive - King William IV - The Royal Mail Great British Railways Collection - 2011


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