4-6-2 Class 7P6F BoB/WC Bulleid rebuilt Profile and Models

4-6-2 Class 7P6F BoB/WC Bulleid rebuilt

34053 at Kidderminster in September 2013. ©Peter Broster

Following the success of the rebuilding of SR Merchant Navy class locomotives, it was decided that 60 of the streamlined Class 7P6F locomotives would also be rebuilt to a more conventional design. Their casing was removed and replaced with conventional boiler cladding, boiler pressure was reduced to 250psi and the chain-driven valve gear was replaced with modified Walschaerts valve gear. The entirety of the streamlined class were to be rebuilt but the early onset of the BR modernisation plan meant that this was not to be. The rebuilt locomotives reduced repair costs by up to 60% and also lowered coal consumption, however, they did introduce new issues including a heavier weight which affected their route availability.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive


Rebuilt By

SR Brighton/ Eastleigh Works

Rebuild Dates

1955 to 1961

Total Rebuilt


Tractive Effort

27,720 lbf

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

British Railways

Main Duties

Mixed Traffic

In Service Until


Surviving Examples

10 Preserved
(A further 10 unrebuilt examples also survive)


N Gauge
trainModels Produced
format_paintLiveries Produced
View All Products Produced

Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Crownline Model Products Ltd. No image available Requires assembly Not set CK26-Crownline
Rebuilt WC/BB Class 4-6-2 & Tender Kit Awaiting Categorisation
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) DJH Model Railway Kits No image available Requires assembly Not set K85
BR Rebuilt West Country 4-6-2 Awaiting Categorisation