A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their latest DCC Sound series. This BR Black 2-8-0 Class 52XX locomotive no.5231 Early Emblem is being offered in pristine boxed condition. Complete with all paperwork and accessories model reference R3463
The Great Western Railway’s large Class 42xx, 52xx and 72xx tank engines were an evolution of a design first conceived in 1906 by George Jackson Churchward, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway between 1902 and 1922.The 2-8-0 Class 42xx was the first of its type to be used in Britain and arose because of a need for a powerful freight locomotive capable of handling increasing heavy mineral loads, especially in South Wales.
The class underwent extensive detail alterations and modifications, including having the cylinders increased in size and the addition of outside steam pipes, resulting in an increased tractive effort and a new classification of Class 52xx.