Model Year Details

1999 - Castle Class Locomotive - Earl Cairns

U.K.
5053


Castle Class Locomotive - Earl Cairns

Model: Castle Class Locomotive - Earl Cairns (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 5053
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Castle Class
Castle Class
Designer: C. B. Collett
Class Information: Built between 1923 and 1950 the Castle Class 4073 series were designed for express passenger service through-out the Great Western Railway. The Castle Class is generally noted for their over-all performance, operating economy, and long working lives. 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 - 265mm.
Models Produced: ---
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.
Year: 1999
Catalogue Number: R.2086
Year Information: The four-cylinder Castle Class was introduced by the G.W.R. in 1923, to handle ever increasing West County passenger traffic and also, so it was said, to challenge the Gresley Pacifics htat technical rivals L.N.E.R. were then building in Doncaster. By the close of the thirties, the Castle Class was G.W.R.s standard express locomotive cleared for use on all routes without restriction - a very fast and powerful locomotive that continued to be built in Swindon until 1950. Earl Cairns is presented in post nationalisation livery of that late steam period. Model has a ringfield motor in the locomotive.
Model Motor: Ringfield (mounted in locomotive)
Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Fifth Edition 1999
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 45th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Fifth Edition 1999
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UK Price List: £74.99
Aust Price List: ---
Can Price List: ---

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Previous: 712 - November 2023
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Model Year Details (3)

YEAR CAT IMAGE
1999 R.2086 1999
Castle Class Locomotive - Earl Cairns
2000 R.2086 2000
Castle Class Locomotive - Earl Cairns
2001 R.2086 2001
Castle Class Locomotive - Earl Cairns

Related Service Sheets (1)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
213 County & Castle Class Locomotive August 2000

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