Hornby BR Merchant Navy Class Port Line Locomotive R2268


LOCOMOTIVE NEW (part of a collection of unused stock, bench tested for avoidance of doubt, a very light lubrication and running in recommended)

BOX & PACKAGING EXCELLENT /NEAR MINT (surface scuffs to outer locomotive box due to storage complete with accessories and paperwork)

1 in stock

A brand new 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their SUPER DETAIL series. This 4-6-2 BR Merchant Navy Class locomotive is named Port Line with running number 35027. A highly detailed version.

The SR Merchant Navy class (originally known as the 21C1 Class), is a class of air-smoothed 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by Oliver Bulleid. The Pacific design was chosen in preference to several others proposed by Bulleid.

The first members of the class were constructed during the Second World War, and the last of the 30 locomotives in 1949. Incorporating a number of new developments in technology, the design of the Merchant Navy class was among the first to use welding in the construction process This enabled easier fabrication of components during the austerity of the war and post-war economies.

Due to problems with some of the more novel features of Bulleid’s design, all members of the class were rebuilt by British Railways during the late 1950s. The class members were named after the Merchant Navy shipping lines involved in the Battle of the Atlantic. The Merchant Navy class operated until the end of Southern steam in July 1967.

1 review for Hornby BR Merchant Navy Class Port Line Locomotive R2268

  1. Garth Higgins

    I hope to be able to use your services again sometime.

    I ordered a model of the Hornby Merchant Navy Class loco “Port Line” late on Monday night 30th March. I’m very pleased to report that it arrived this morning April 1st!

    The model is first class. Excellent service and many thanks, I hope to be able to use your services again sometime.

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