Hornby LMS, Princess Coronation Class, 4-6-2, 6244 ‘King George VI’ – Era 3 Locomotive (R3639)


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SKU: R20 - R3639 Categories: , EAN/Barcode: 5055286648496


The original streamlined shape of the Coronation class arose from tests conducted by the LMS Research Department on Sir William Stanier”s previous development of the Princess Royal class locomotives. Stanier was said to be ambivalent about the economic value of streamlining, but was aware of the publicity value that such a design would generate. 6244 King George VI left Crewe works in July 1940 for Camden shed, having been originally named as City of Leeds and covered just over 33,000 miles during the rest of 1940. Loaned to Polmadie briefly for a month in 1940, the locomotive spent the war years allocated to Camden and it was whilst here that it was renamed as King George VI in April 1941. The streamlined casing was finally removed on September 4, 1947.

Item Scale: 1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
Gauge: OO
DCC Status: DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Operator: LMS
Designer: Sir William Stanier
Wheel Configuration: 4-6-2
Livery: Crimson Lake
Minimum Curve (mm): Radius 2
Class: Princess Coronation Class

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

LMS (London Midland & Scottish)

Power type

DCC ready