Offering another Wrenn locomotive which has withstood the test of time. Only this version is the much sort after and seldom found MAROON LMS Duchess of Hamilton 4-6-2 Duchess Class. Like the Castle Class a very popular Wrenn locomotive. Production in Basildon Essex commenced in 1977 through to 1986 with other examples being made from 1987 up to the factory’s’ closure in 1992 (Period Four). Later models came with a MK2 chassis and or larger wheels.
This is a Period Four example in lined maroon livery with running number 46229 and smoke deflectors . It is reported that only 300 were made between 1981-85. The locomotive is in original condition, complete in every respect and includes original box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue! The box underneath is clearly stamped in red with packer number 3.
The Duchess locomotive used by London Midland & Scottish Railways was a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier. The Duchess class got its name as a result of being a non-streamlined,although to engine-men they were often known as Big Lizzies.