An ex-shop stock 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their SUPER DETAIL DCC READY series. This 4-6-2 BR Rebuilt West Country Class locomotive is named Padstow with running number 34008. Complete with accessory pack service sheet and box and packaging.
The SR West Country known as Light Pacific’s are air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by its Chief Mechanical Engineer Oliver Bulleid.
Incorporating a number of new developments in British steam locomotive technology, they were amongst the first British designs to use welding in the construction process, and to use steel fireboxes, which meant that components could be more easily constructed under wartime austerity and post-war economy.
They were designed to be lighter in weight than their sister locomotives, the Merchant Navy class, to permit use on a wider variety of routes, including in the south-west of England and the Kent coast.
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