Another alternative example Wrenn Model Railways Castle Class. This model reference W2247 is the 4-6-0 Caste Class Locomotive named “Clun Castle” The Castle Class is probably the most popular of all Wrenn locomotives. Production in Basildon Essex commenced in 1971 (Period One) with other examples being made throughout the remaining periods leading up to the factory’s’ closure in 1992 (Period Four).
The Clun Catle was produced with the running number 7029 ordinarily on the buffer beam. However the number was also found on the Smoke Box between 1978-80 and 1983-92. This P4 (1983 onwards) example is with number on the “SMOKE BOX”, probably only ever test run, which is unusual for such a popular engine. The locomotive is in original condition, complete in every respect and includes P4 original box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue!
The GWR 4073 Class or Castle class locomotives are a group of 171 4-6-0 steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway.They were originally designed by the railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett, for working the company’s express passenger trains.The origins of this highly successful design date back to the Star Class of 1907 which introduced the basic 4-cylinder 4-6-0 layout with long-travel valves and Belpaire firebox that was to become synonymous with the GWR.
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