Offering a superb NEW 00 gauge locomotive especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their latest DCC Ready series. This locomotive is the BR Blue Early Emblem 4-6-2 Princess Coronation Class “Duchess of Gloucester” running no. 46225 model reference R3682. This example is complete in every respect and remains un-opened, which includes factory packaging, instructions, service sheet and original outer picture card.
The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Coronation Class[a] is a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier. They were an enlarged and improved version of his previous design, the LMS Princess Royal Class.
The locomotives were specifically designed for power as it was intended to use them on express services between London Euston and Glasgow Central; their duties were to include the hauling of a proposed non-stop express, subsequently named the Coronation Scot. The first ten locomotives of the Coronation class were built in a streamlined form in 1937 by the addition of a steel streamlined casing.