Offering a BRAND NEW 00 gauge example locomotive especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their Limited Edition series. This BR Green 4-6-2 Standard Class 8P locomotive is named Duke of Gloucester running no.71000 model reference model R3191.
This example is complete in every respect which includes factory packaging, instructions, service sheet, original accessory pack with etched name plates and outer picture card.
The BR Standard Class 8 was a class of 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for use by British Railways. Only the prototype was constructed, which was named Duke of Gloucester. Constructed at Crewe Works in 1954, the Duke, as it is popularly known, was a replacement for the destroyed Princess Royal Class locomotive number 46202 Princess Anne, which was involved in the Harrow and Wealdstone rail disaster of 1952.
The Duke was based on the BR Standard Class 7 Britannia design