xHornby R3558 BR, Royal Scot Class, 4-6-0, 46165 The Ranger Late BR - Era 5


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Hornby R3558 BR, Royal Scot Class, 4-6-0, 46165 ‘The Ranger’ Late BR - Era 5

By 1926, faced with a stock book of outdated and unsuitable mainline locomotive traction, the London Midland Scottish Railway had an urgent need for “provision of an improved and more powerful type of passenger engine for the purpose of avoiding double heading and duplication of certain heavy express passenger main line services”.

In October 1926, following a degree of procrastination by the management of the LMS, the loan of Great Western Castle class No.5000 Launceston Castle spurred the LMS into action and in December, an order for fifty ‘improved’ 4-6-0 tender engines from North British was placed; the result being the iconic ‘Royal Scot’ class of locomotive.

Gauge: 00
Length: 259mm
DCC Type: DCC Ready
Operator/Livery: Late BR, BR Lined Black
Designer: Sir William Stanier
Entered Service: 1950s
Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive
Special Features: NEM Couplings