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2009 - Castle Class Locomotive - Tintagel


Castle Class Locomotive - Tintagel

Model: Castle Class Locomotive - Tintagel (Overall Model page)
Running Number: 5011
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
Model Information: Length - 265mm.
R.2848X is DCC fitted.
Models Produced: ---
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: 2009
Catalogue Number: R.2848
Year Information: Sprung buffers, cab and tender detail, DCC ready.
Owing much to the GWR Star the Collette designed Castle Class locomotives first started to leave the Swindon Works in 1924. “Caerphilly Castle”, the first of the Class first appeared at the Empire Exhibition in the same year. These powerful 4-6-0 locomotives were renowned for hauling heavy trains at high speeds and remained on top link express duties until they were replaced by diesels in the early 1960s. On June 8, 1932 No. 5000 covered the 77 miles from Swindon to London in 56 minutes with 39 miles of the run being made at 90 mph which was quite an achievement at the time. So successful was the design of these locomotives that they continued to be built until 1950.
Model Motor: Five pole skew wound.
Publication: Hornby - Edition Fifty-Five 2009 - OO Gauge Model Railways & Accessories
Publication Type: Catalogue
Publication Edition: 55th Edition
Hornby - Edition Fifty-Five 2009 - OO Gauge Model Railways & Accessories
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Previous: 601 - May 2022
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Model Year Details (3)

2009 R.2848 2009
Castle Class Locomotive - Tintagel
2010 R.2848 2010
Castle Class Locomotive - Tintagel
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