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Hornby Model Railways BR Fowler 2-6-4T Class 4P Weathered ref.R2287

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As NEW ex-shop display 00 gauge example especially developed by "Hornby Model Railways" as part of their Super Detail series. This Fowler 2-6-4T Class 4P locomotive no.42322 is being offered in British Rail (BR) Black Late Crest. This version is Hornby's alternative fully weathered example. This locomotive has been checked and tested and comes complete with original box and packaging including service sheet and sealed accessory pack!

The Fowler 2-6-4T was a class of steam locomotive passenger tanks designed by Henry Fowler. There were 125 examples of the class were built. The last 30 numbered 2395 to 2424 were fitted with side-window cabs. The LMS classified them 4P, BR 4MT. They were the basis for a family of subsequent LMS/BR Class 4 2-6-4T locomotives.

Most of the class were used on longer-distance commuter trains from stations in London, Manchester and other large towns. A number were allocated to Tebay Motive Power Depot. Some were used to bank heavy passenger and goods trains up the steep incline to Shap on the West Coast Main Line.The last two surviving locos were withdrawn from service in 1966.