Offering AN EX SHOP display 00 gauge example locomotive especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their latest SUPER DETAIL series. This BR Early Crest 4-6-0 Class 5MT locomotive running no. 44668 is being offered in a traditional black livery model reference model R2322.
This example is complete in every respect which includes factory packaging and locomotive picture card and sealed accessory pack. Service sheet available via Hornby website!
The British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 was one of the 12 standard classes of steam locomotive built by British Railways in the 1950s. It was essentially a development of the LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 (“Black Five”). 172 were built between 1951 and 1957.
William Stanier’s Black Five had been the most successful mixed-traffic type in Great Britain. Construction of the Black Fives had started in 1934 and continued past nationalisation to 1951. A new set of ‘standard’ locomotives was to be built by British Railways, based on LMS designs and incorporating modern ideas.
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