Model Year Details

1994 - King Class Locomotive - King James II

U.K.
6008

King Class Locomotive - King James II

Model: King Class Locomotive - King James II (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 6008
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: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
4-6-0
Model Information: Length - 10 3/4 inches - 27.4cm.
Models Produced: * 1,250
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
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.
Year: 1994
Catalogue Number: R.082
Year Information: The 30 Kings introduced from 1927 were the most powerful GWR locomotives. Their axle loading limited their use to the three main routes from London to Bristol, Plymouth and Birmingham. The Hornby model is beautifully trimmed with brass fittings and is tender powered by a Type 5 ringfield motor.
Model Motor: Type 5 Ringfield
Publication: Hornby Railways - 40th Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 40th Edition
Hornby Railways - 40th Edition
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UK Price List: £67.10
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Model Ranking:
Current: 483 - June 2022
Previous: 467 - May 2022
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Model Year Details (3)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
1993 R.082 1993
King Class Locomotive - King James II
1994 R.082 1994
King Class Locomotive - King James II
2005 R.2460 2005
King Class Locomotive - King James II

Related Service Sheets (4)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
104 Tender Drive Motor Type 3 - R.063, R.065, R.066, R.078, R.842 June 1978
104 (Back) Tender Drive Motor Type 3 - R.063, R.065, R.066, R.078, R.842 - Back June 1978
112 4-6-0 King Edward 1 - R.078 September 1978
112 (Back) 4-6-0 King Edward 1 - R.078 - Back September 1978

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