A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Bachmann Branchline” as part of their LATEST DCC READY series. This offering is the LB & SCR UMBER 0-6-2T Birch Grove running number 473. This locomotive is boxed brand new and complete without exception! Includes original service sheets inner card and sealed accessories.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway E4 Class is a class of 0-6-2T side tank steam locomotive designed by Robert Billinton. They were introduced in 1897 and were essentially a larger version of the E3 Class. Cylinder diameter was reduced from 18 to 17.5 inches (457 to 444 mm) by the Southern Railway.
The E4 class of “radial tanks” were powerful for their size and were stalwarts of local passenger, freight and branch work for more than fifty years. Seventy-five members of the class were built by Brighton Works between December 1897 and September 1903. Following the nationalisation of the Southern Railway the locomotive become a part of British Railways stock in 1948. Most of the class were withdrawn between 1958 and 1964.