Affording the descerning collector a brand new Hornby Model Railways 4-6-2 Class 5MT. This locomotive is produced in BR Black livery with Late Crest number 44694! This locomotive was introduced by Hornby as part of their highly detailed DCC ready range of locomotives.
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.