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2001 - King Class Locomotive - King William IV


King Class Locomotive - King William IV

Model: King Class Locomotive - King William IV (Overall Model page)
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: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
Model Information: Length - 274mm.
Models Produced: ---
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
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: 2001
Catalogue Number: R.2234
Year Information: This loco was one of the first batch of twenty Kings. Built in July 1927, it was renamed in 1930, fitted with a double chimney in 1956 and was eventually withdrawn in 1962. Separately fitted hand rails, fine scale valve gear, plus many other features only associated with Super Detail locomotives, adorn this model and are complimented with a superb paint finish. All 6 drive wheels have pickups which allows the five pole ringfield motor housed in the tender to perform as a Super Detail model should.
Model Motor: Ringfield
Publication: Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Seventh Edition 2001
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 47th Edition
Hornby - OO Scale Model Railways - Forty-Seventh Edition 2001
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Current: 1263 - August 2023
Previous: 1114 - July 2023
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Model Year Details (4)

2001 R.2234 2001
King Class Locomotive - King William IV
2003 R.2234 2003
King Class Locomotive - King William IV
2004 R.2234 2004
King Class Locomotive - King William IV
2005 R.2234 2005
King Class Locomotive - King William IV

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