Hornby R3383TTS Castle 5050 “Earl Of St Germans”
Hornby R3383TTS. Castle Class
5050 “Earl Of St Germans”
In BR Green Early Emblem Livery.
More than 10 in Stock Ready to Order!
£160 – Analogue. (TTS Removed)
£188 – 8 Pin Decoder Fitted.
£250 – TTS Fitted
£291 – ESU V5 Olivia’s Sound Fitted.
Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only.
£20 – Firebox Flicker (if not fitted with oil lamps)
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted
£ 7 – Train Crew Fitted (Driver & Fireman.)
£ 7 – Cab Light.
£36 – Additional Fitting Services (this charge + your options of the below.)
£ 5 – Oil Lamps Each- Click Here For Different Lamp Codes.
£13 – Firebox Flicker (if fitted with oil lamps)
£30 – Seuthe Smoke Unit.
In 1921, the increase in holiday traffic from London to Devon and Cornwall was demanding heavier trains and the GWR management required a more powerful locomotive to haul them. The solution was to take the basic 4-6-0 layout of the existing Star Class and add a newly designed No.8 boiler, which was both larger and lighter. The result was the GWR Class 4073, or ‘Castle’ Class, which could both supplement the Stars and replace them on the heaviest expresses, including the Bristolian and the Cheltenham Flyer.
Between August 1923 and August 1950, 155 Castle Class locomotives were built new at Swindon Works, in ten lots for the GWR and two lots for British Railways’ Western Region, with a further sixteen converted from other classes. The fitting of double chimneys to selected engines, combined with larger superheaters, further enhanced their capacity for sustained high-speed performance, but by December 1965, the last of the class were withdrawn from traffic.
Locomotive No. 5050 Earl of St. Germans was built at Swindon in May 1936, originally being named Devizes Castle, and entered traffic at Worcester. Operating right across the GWR’s territory, from Laira to Shrewsbury, Earl of St. Germans was withdrawn from traffic on September 9, 1963, from St. Philip Marsh.
New P&P Cost UK & International From July 2020
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£6 Royal Mail upto 10kg (Recorded Delivery 2-5 days) from postal Date
£10 DHL Next Day Delivery upto 10kg (from pick up schedule)
£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
Over 1kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.
Tel: 0114 3216 160 Or 0114 2647 449.