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Hornby Model Railways "Plymouth" West Country Class SUPER DETAIL R2584

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LOCOMOTIVE NEW - BOX PACKAGING AS NEW (possibility of lightest storage-handling marks)

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A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by "Hornby Model Railways" as part of their SUPER DETAIL series. This 4-6-2 West Country Class locomotive in British Rail Green is named Plymouth with running number 34003. A highly detailed WEATHERED version which is also DCC READY.

The SR West Country Class known as a Light Pacific locomotive, is an air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief Mechanical Engineer Oliver Bulleid. These locomotives incorporated a number of new developments in British steam locomotive technology.

They were designed to be lighter in weight than their sister locomotives, the Merchant Navy class, to permit use on a wider variety of routes, including in the south-west of England and the Kent coast. They were a mixed-traffic design, being equally adept at hauling passenger and freight trains.

A total of 110 locomotives were constructed between 1945 and 1950, named after West Country resorts and Royal Air Force (RAF) and other subjects associated with the Battle of Britain.