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DCC Ready; 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
A superb model of the GWRs powerful 42xx class of 2-8-0 heavy freight tank engines finihsed as 4287 running under British Railways owenrship in plain black livery.
Note - Hornbys' description for this model lists it as late crest, but the photo supplied shows the early emblem. The livery details may be changed before release.
DCC Ready. 8 pin decoder required for DCC operation.
New model announced 2016. Delivery anticipated during 2017.
DCC Ready 21; pin decoder required for DCC operation.
Dimensions - Length - 163mm
The GWRs Dukedog class was created in the 1930s in response to the need for new locomotives with a low axle load for several important secondary routes where the pre-grouping locomotives were becoming worn out. This makes the Dukedog an excellent choice of 'large' engine for any GWR branchline model railway.9018 will be painted in the BR standard mixed traffic black livery with early emblem with a weathered finish.
Note - Scale model, suitable for radius 2 curves and larger.
In 1923, the railways in the UK were rationalised into four big companies - the grouping. The GWR remained almost unchanged and locomotive development unaffected. Dean at the beginning of the 20th century, then Churchward, Collett and Hawksworth were Chief Mechanical Engineers who developed the GWR loco with its unique style. On nationalisation in 1947 GWR loco's were the only ones to retain their pre-nationalisation numbers.
Great Western Railway locomotives were generally very successful and many remained in service almost untouched through the years from nationalisation in 1947 until the end of steam traction. A Castle 4-6-0 sending up a column of smoke as it slipped and struggled to pull a heavy South Wales express away from Swindon was quite a sight.