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Wrenn 4-6-0 Castle Class "Cardiff Castle" BR Green Livery W2221

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Another alternative example Wrenn Model Railways Castle Class. This model reference W2221 is the 4-6-0 Caste Class Locomotive named "Cardiff 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 BR Green Livery version running number 4075 was produced between 1967-71 and 1976-89. This later example has probably seldom been run, which is unusual for such a popular engine. The locomotive is in original condition, complete in every respect and includes a period six G & R Wrenn lid original inner box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue! This is definately a late period THREE model circa1980.

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.