R3682 Hornby OO gauge Princess Coronation Class Steam Locomotive 'Duchess of Gloucester' BR Express Blue Livery - Free Postage

R3682 Hornby OO gauge Princess Coronation Class Steam Locomotive 'Duchess of Gloucester' BR Express Blue Livery - Free Postage
Brand: Hornby
Product Code: R3682
Reward Points: 184
Availability: In Stock
Price: £204.99 £184.49
Price in reward points: 18449
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This is the £184.49 R3682 Hornby Princess Coronation Class Steam Locomotive 'Duchess of Gloucester' BR Express Blue Livery - it comes with our price match guarantee, let us know in the unlikely event anyone is doing it cheaper and we will match it!*

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History

The story of the Princess Coronation Class is one of split personalities and purposes and represents the difference in opinions and attitudes between design on the one hand, and perceived cost savings on the other. The original streamlined form of the class arose from tests by the London Midland Scottish Railway’s Research Department on Stanier’s 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 of such a design. When the opportunity to produce five conventional versions of the Coronation Pacific as a comparison to the streamlined version arose, Stanier was quoted as saying, “They can have their streamliners if they b***** want them, but we will also build them five proper ones”.

Other info:

This locomotive is DCC ready, so will work on your normal analogue model railway. An 8 pin chip is require to convert this loco to DCC, available here.

**Price match guarantee excludes other retailers stock clearance offers.

History Paragraph lifted from the Hornby website.

General
Designer Stanier
Prototype
Operators LMS, BR
Wheel Arrangment 4-6-2

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