BR 4-6-0 5050 'Earl of St Germans' Castle Class - Early BR with TTS Sound

BR 4-6-0 5050 'Earl of St Germans' Castle Class - Early BR with TTS Sound

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BR 4-6-0 5050 'Earl of St Germans' Castle Class - Early BR with TTS Sound

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In 1921, the increase in holiday traffic from London to Devon and Cornwall was demanding heavier trains and the GWR management required a more powerful locomotive to haul them. The solution was to take the basic 4-6-0 layout of the existing Star Class and add a newly designed No.8 boiler, which was both larger and lighter. The result was the GWR Class 4073, or ‘Castle’ Class, which could both supplement the Stars and replace them on the heaviest expresses, including the Bristolian and the Cheltenham Flyer.

Between August 1923 and August 1950, 155 Castle Class locomotives were built new at Swindon Works, in ten lots for the GWR and two lots for British Railways’ Western Region, with a further sixteen converted from other classes. The fitting of double chimneys to selected engines, combined with larger superheaters, further enhanced their capacity for sustained high-speed performance, but by December 1965, the last of the class were withdrawn from traffic.

Locomotive No. 5050 Earl of St. Germans was built at Swindon in May 1936, originally being named Devizes Castle, and entered traffic at Worcester. Operating right across the GWR’s territory, from Laira to Shrewsbury, Earl of St. Germans was withdrawn from traffic on September 9, 1963, from St. Philip Marsh.

Our Hornby engineers have developed a unique sound decoder that not only provides superior DCC control but also dedicated sounds associated with the locomotives that have been installed with this new sound decoder - TTS Twin Track Sound.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Gauge 00
DCC Type DCC Fitted
Livery/owner BR Early Green
Class Castle
Designer Charles Collett
Period 1920s
Age Suitability 14+
Purpose Express Passenger
Wheel Configuration 4-6-0

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