GWR, Star Class, 4-6-0, 4013 'Knight of St. Patrick' - Era 3

GWR, Star Class, 4-6-0, 4013 'Knight of St. Patrick' - Era 3


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GWR, Star Class, 4-6-0, 4013 'Knight of St. Patrick' - Era 3


Item Code: R3455

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Following the successful introduction of the two-cylinder Saint class 4-6-0 locomotives in 1902, the Great Western Railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer, George Jackson Churchward, became interested in developing a more powerful four cylinder type for the longer non-stop express services, especially with the proposed increase in train weights and speed schedules that were part of the GWR’s plans for the end of the decade..

Churchward was impressed by the French compound 4-4-2 locomotives and persuaded the GWR Board to purchase three examples for comparative trials. These trials showed that whilst the Saints were as efficient as the French engines (in particular a De Glehn built by Société Alsacienne de Constructions Mécaniques), the four cylinder design resulted in a smoother ride at high speed.


Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK's brand leader in the model railway hobby with its high quality 00 gauge (1:76) models and accessories.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

DCC Type DCC Ready
Operator/Livery GWR, Lined Green
Class Star
Designer George Jackson Churchward
Age Suitability 14+
Purpose Express Passenger
Wheel Configuration 4-6-0

Special Features

  • NEM Couplings

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Is this model tender drive or is the motor in the locomotive? I have quite a few Railroad locos and am very happy with them so this model will be a bit of a step up for me price wise.

Posted by grego7 on 25th Jul 2017


What year(s) of operation does the model represent ?

Posted by Stephen Atchison on 7th Apr 2017

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Beautiful Star

An excellent model in a much wanted livery.A few niggles though.Red dot for route in wrong position,too many spokes,again. on the bogie and sliver coloured bits on the motion that make it toy like.Brass beading on cab is not needed in this period either.Runs well enough.

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