A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their SUPER DETAIL series. This 4-6-0 Standard 4MT Class locomotive is being offered in British Rail (BR) Black with number 75072.
The British Railways Standard Class 4 4-6-0 is a class of steam locomotives, 80 of which were built during the 1950’s. Six of which have been preserved.
The class was introduced in 1951. They were designed for mixed traffic use on secondary routes where the otherwise ubiquitous BR standard class 5 and their predecessors, the Black Fives, would be too heavy. They were essentially a tender version of the standard 4 2-6-4T, with similar characteristics to the GWR Manor Class, though unlike the Manors they were built to the universal loading gauge.
They used the same running gear as the tank engine (with the leading bogie from the Standard Class 5), and substantially the same firebox, smoke box and boiler, although the boiler barrel was increased in length by 9 inches (23 cm). Design work was done at Brighton by R. A. Riddles, with help from Swindon, Derby and Doncaster. Construction was at the BR Swindon Works.