Offering a new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their SUPER DETAIL series. This 4-6-2 Princess Class locomotive in LMS Maroon livery is named “Princess Louise” with running number 6204. This item comes complete with original box, packaging, service sheet and illustration card.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess Royal Class is a class of an express passenger steam locomotive designed by William Stanier. They were Pacific’s (i.e. had a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement). Thirteen examples were built at Crewe Works, between 1933 and 1935 and two are preserved.
The LMS Princess Coronation Class Steam Locomotive was a larger version of the LMS Princess Royal Class and holds the honour of being the most powerful steam engine ever built to pull trains on Britain’s railways. This impressive locomotive went on to hold the LMS speed record of 114 mph all the way through World War 2 and right up until 1947.
A full history ca be found at: http://www.prclt.co.uk/Locomotives.html, The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust!