BR 4-6-0 'Welbeck Abbey' B17 Class - Early BR

BR 4-6-0 'Welbeck Abbey' B17 Class - Early BR

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BR 4-6-0 'Welbeck Abbey' B17 Class - Early BR

£159.99

Item Code: R3448

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In 1926, with increased loading on the East Anglia passenger services and the introduction of modern, vacuum-braked coaching stock, there was a desperate need for a locomotive that could supplement the Holden B12 Class on the former Great Eastern routes of the London North Eastern Railway. Track limitations prevented the transfer of locomotives from other regions and so Nigel Gresley was tasked by the LNER to produce a three cylinder 4-6-0 design, using the cylinder and motion arrangement of the D49, but with a tractive effort of about 25,000lb and a relatively light axle loading of 17 tons.

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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

Gauge 00
DCC Type DCC Ready
Livery/owner BR Apple Green
Class B17
Entered Service 1930
Age Suitability 14+
Purpose Passenger
Wheel Configuration 4-6-0

Special Features

  • NEM Couplings

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The picture shows electrical connection between the locomotive and tender. Is this model fitted with DC sound please?

Posted by David Blincow on 14th Oct 2016

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