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Hornby have revealed that they are to produce a newly tooled Class 51xx/ 61xx 'Large Prairie' 2-6-2T locomotive. An engineering prototype of this medium size tank loco has been showcased and the model will be available in both digital ready and factory fitted digital forms.
The 5100 class were an updated version of Churchward's 3100 class that were produced as part of his "locomotive improvement scheme". The design was destined to become one of GWR's most useful locomotives, lasting in traffic until the end of Western Region steam operations in 1965.
Find out more and pre-order yours below...
Project Announcement - 07/01/2019
Hornby revealed their new Large Prairie project as part of the 2019 range announcements. An engineering sample has been revealed with more updates to follow in coming months.
Specifications & Features
Variations Available to Pre-Order
R3719 - 51xx 4154 in GWR green - £126
R3719X - 51xx 4154 in GWR green - Digital fitted - £144
R3721 - 61xx 6110 in GWR green - £126
R3721X - 61xx 6110 in GWR green - Digital fitted - £144
R3723 - 61xx 6145 in BR black with early emblem - £126
R3723X - 61xx 6145 in BR black with early emblem - Digital fitted - £144
R3725 - 51xx 4160 in BR lined green with late crest - £126
R3725X - 51xx 4160 in BR lined green with late crest - Digital fitted - £144
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(Information via Wikipedia)
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