LNER, B17/2 Class, 4-6-0, 2842 'Kilverstone Hall' - Era 3
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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.
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.
Technical Specification & Detail
|DCC Type||DCC Ready|
|Operator/Livery||LNER, Apple Green|
|Designer||Sir Nigel Gresley|
- NEM Couplings
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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