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Wrenn 4-6-0 Castle Class "Neath Abbey" BR Green Livery Locomotive W2284

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LOCOMOTIVE EXCELLENT / NEAR MINT - BOX PACKAGING EXCELLENT/ NEAR MINT
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Another alternative example Wrenn Model Railways Castle Class. This model reference W2284 is the 4-6-0 Caste Class Locomotive named "Neath Abbey” The Castle Class is probably the most popular of all Wrenn locomotives. Production in Basildon Essex commenced in 1971 (Period One) with other examples being made throughout the remaining periods leading up to the factory’s’ closure in 1992 (Period Four).

This BR Green Livery version running number 5090 was produced for only a short period between 1989-92 when only 139 were made. This later example has probably never been run, at worst periodically tested, which is unusual for such a popular engine. The locomotive is in original condition, complete in every respect and includes original box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue! This is definately a late period FOUR model build date stamp 89519.

The GWR 4073 Class or Castle class locomotives are a group of 171 4-6-0 steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway.They were originally designed by the railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett, for working the company's express passenger trains.The origins of this highly successful design date back to the Star Class of 1907 which introduced the basic 4-cylinder 4-6-0 layout with long-travel valves and Belpaire firebox that was to become synonymous with the GWR.