Hornby BR Early Crest 4-4-0 D16/3 Class Loco running no. 62581 model R3303



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Offering A BRAND NEW EX SHOP STOCK UNOPENED 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their Latest series. This BR Early Crest 4-4-0 D16/3 Class with running no. 62581 is being offered in a traditional black WEATHERED livery model reference model R3303.

The GER Classes S46, D56 and H88 (classified Classes D14, D15, and D16 by the London and North Eastern Railway) were three classes of similar 4-4-0 steam locomotive designed by James Holden (S46 and D56) and A. J. Hill (H88) for the Great Eastern Railway. They were given the nickname Claud Hamilton after the first engine of the class, named after Lord Claud Hamilton (1843–1925) the chairman of the Great Eastern Railway.

Well proportioned, Claud Hamilton was a very attractive locomotive in its GER Royal Blue livery, and it quickly won a gold medal at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. The initial locomotive was followed by forty further locomotives built between 1900 and 1903 in four batches of ten each.

None of these locomotives survived to preservation.


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