Hornby R3404 4P Fowler 42334 BR Black
Hornby R3404 Class 4P Fowler 2-6-4T
In BR Lined Black Late Crest Livery
7 In Stock Ready to Order
£140 – Analogue.
£168 – Std Decoder Fitted.(+£8 ESU Lok Pilot)
£281– 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 (ESU Decoded 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 – Suethe Smoke Unit.
When Henry Fowler became the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland Scottish Railway in 1925, he immediately set out to work on several new standard designs in an effort to reduce the number of odd classes of locomotive that had been absorbed into the LMS in 1923.
The Class 4 Tank was designed for the unique requirements of suburban duties and used as many standard LMS parts as was possible at the time. The main requirement for a locomotive working suburban services was to have quick acceleration, efficient braking and good tractive ability, the latter being especially useful when pulling heavy carriages, full of commuters and subsequent updates to the 2-6-4T design by Stanier, Fairburn, Riddles and British Rail proved the soundness of Fowler’s design.
The locomotives were spread around the LMS network, operating suburban services from St.Pancras, Euston, Clydeside and the Midland conurbations, as well as the difficult central Wales line from Swansea and Shrewsbury. This arduous route working was matched by the Manchester–Buxton line working via Stockport, as well as the banking duties up to Shap from Tebay, for which crews received a modified cab to protect them from the elements.
In all, 125 locomotives were built, all at the LMS’s Derby works, between 1927 and 1934 and were numbered from 2300-2424, locomotive numbers 2395-2424 receiving modified cabs with side windows and doors. Classified 4P by the LMS, British Rail changed their designation to 4MT and the Class stayed in traffic until 1966.
Locomotive 42334 entered service on March 12, 1929 as LMS No.2334, being built at Derby works to Lot 53. At Nationalisation, the locomotive was renumbered under British Railways as No.42334 whilst allocated to Leicester Midland Shed, where it stayed until December 4, 1954. A transfer across to Bournville Shed was followed on May 17, 1958 with a transfer to Neasden Shed, then Kentish Town Shed on November 1st that year. Returning to Leicester on May 19, 1962, 42334 was then sent to Manchester the following year, being allocated first to Gorton Shed, then Trafford Park, from where the locomotive was withdrawn from service on Christmas Day, 1965.
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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)
£20 DHL upto 2kg insured to £300
£30 DHL Insured to £800
Over 2kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.
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