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1995 - West Country Class Locomotive - Exeter


West Country Class Locomotive - Exeter

Model: West Country Class Locomotive - Exeter (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 21C101
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Battle Of Britain / West Country Class
Battle Of Britain / West Country Class
Designer: Oliver Bulleid
Class Information: Battle of Britain Class locomotives, along with sister West Country’s were introduced in 1945 and produced through 1954. A total of 110 air-smooth cased Light Pacific’s; affectionately known or rather unkindly nick-named “Spam Cans” were built by the Southern Railway and later British Railways using many features inherited from the larger and heavier Merchant Navy Class. More...
Weight: 137 tons
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: This year sees the 50th anniversary of the West Country Class Exeter, and in celebration a limited edition of 4,000 models contained in a supurb wooden presentation case are to be produced. Each model will have a numbered certificate included.
Length - 10 3/4 inches - 27.4cm.
Models Produced: * 4,000
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Company: S.R. - Southern Railway
Logo: S.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1923 - 1947
Southern Railway
Livery: S.R. Malachite Green
S.R. Malachite Green
Livery Details: Malachite green with yellow lettering.
Company Information: The smallest of Britains post grouping railway companies formed in 1923. The S.R. route mileage was the best in Britain by far, due to the dense population south of London. Passengers was the main cargo which pushed the S.R. to lead the emergence of elect
Year: 1995
Catalogue Number: R.320
Year Information: Designed by the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway, Mr O.V.S. Bullied, Exeter was the first of the light Pacific West Country Class locomotives to be built at Brighton. Initially 20 locomotives were ordered in April 1941, followed by a further 10 in September 1944. The first of these locomotives was delivered in May 1945 but due to boiler defects trial runs did not actually commence until early June. Eventually Souther Railway locomotive number 21C101, entered service on the 21st June 1945 and was subsequently named Exeter in July of the same year.
After many miles of service, 1,079,957 in total, plus surviving several livery changes and a re-build, Exeter was withdrawn from service in July 1967 and by September 1968 had fallen prey to the scrapmans torch.
Model Motor: ---
Publication: Hornby Railways - 41st Edition
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 41st Edition
Hornby Railways - 41st Edition
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Limited Edition: 4,000
UK Price List: £95.00
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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West Country Class Locomotive - Exeter

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