A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their DCC READY series. This 6800 Grange Class locomotive named “Hardwick Grange” in GWR Green livery has a running number 6818. This locomotive is boxed brand new and complete without exception! Includes original service sheets inner card and sealed accessories.
The Great Western Railway (GWR) 6800 Class or Grange Class was a mixed traffic class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive. There were 80 in the class, all built at the Swindon works. The GWR locomotive standardisation policy pursued by G.J. Churchward envisaged a range of locomotive classes which would be suitable for the majority of duties, and yet which would share a small number of standard components.
Amongst the designs suggested in 1901 was a 4-6-0 with 5-foot-8-inch (1.73 m) diameter coupled wheels, and the Standard No. 1 boiler. Although planned in 1901, none were built until 1936, by which time C.B. Collett was in charge at Swindon. He took the Churchward proposal, and modified the design of the cab and controls to the current style. No engines were preserved.