GWR, Star Class, 4-6-0, 4013 'Knight of St. Patrick' - Era 3
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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.
Detailed scale model. Not suitable for children under 14 years.Please refer to the safety notes in the enclosed instruction leaflet. Colours and contents may differ from those illustrated. Please retain these details and the address for future reference.
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|DCC Type||DCC Ready|
|Operator/Livery||GWR, Lined Green|
|Designer||George Jackson Churchward|
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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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