Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:13 PM GMT+7
Hornby will be releasing the OO gauge/1:76 scale BR 4-6-2 'Trevone' '34096', West Country Class locomotive [rebuilt] and tender in the late BR livery
Known collectively as Light Pacifics and nicknamed ‘Spam Cans’, the West Country and Battle of Britain classes were designed as air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific locomotives by the Southern Railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer, Oliver Bulleid. Designed to be lighter in weight than the similar Merchant Navy class, they could be used on a wider variety of routes, including the Kent coast and South West of England. The class were constructed using new working practices and techniques in locomotive construction, this included all-steel welded boilers and the use of steel fireboxes and was due in no small part to the need to ease construction during the wartime and post-war austerity years.
Locomotive 34096 Trevone, built at Brighton Works, entered traffic in November 1949 and was allocated to Ramsgate Shed, where it remained until January 14, 1958. Transferred to Exmouth Junction, the engine was rebuilt between February and April 1961 and was sent back to Exmouth Junction, from where it was withdrawn in September 1964.
The model loco will be DCC ready with a 5 pole skew wound motor.
Release date is expected to be September 2017
Item Code: R3524
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