LNER 4-6-0 'Kilverstone Hall' B17 Class

LNER 4-6-0 'Kilverstone Hall' B17 Class

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LNER 4-6-0 'Kilverstone Hall' B17 Class

£159.99

Item Code: R3447

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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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y Technical Specification & Detail

Gauge 00
DCC Type DCC Ready
Livery/owner LNER
Class B17
Designer Sir Nigel Gresley
Entered Service 1933
Age Suitability 14+
Purpose Passenger
Wheel Configuration 4-6-0

Special Features

  • NEM Couplings

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I've had the old Hornby B17 from the 1980's, but this model really puts it in the shade, it pulls well, has a great apple green livery and plenty of detail too, may have to indulge in a second one in the future.

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