Steam Locomotives

In 1906 Churchward fitted a more powerful Standard No. 4 boiler to his successful 3100 Class 2-6-2T to create the GWR 3150 Class. These showed themselves to be successful locomotives but their 65 long tons(145,600 lb or 66t) weight and 2,000 imperial gal (9,100 litre, 2,400 USA gal) water capacity meant that they tended to be restricted to suburban passenger traffic. Churchward was looking forward to the replacement of various of his predecessor’s classes on secondary duties. In 1911 he therefore designed a tender version of the 3150 class which would be suitable for a wide range of intermediate duties.

The class was ‘a total synthesis of standard parts, using the outside cylinders of the Saint, the wheels of 31xx 2-6-2 tank and the No.4 boiler, in its superheated form. No prototype was required as the fundamental design had proved itself.

The locomotives quickly proved themselves to be so useful that they were produced more or less continuously in a series of batches (or lots) over a twelve year period (1911-1923), sometimes incorporating detailed differences. Two further lots were built in 1925 and 1932 by Churchward's successor, Charles Collett.

The 4300 Moguls were the maids of all work on the GWR network and later the Western Region of British Railways. Employing a Standard number 4 boiler and the support struts similar to those fitted to the '2800' class, the class very quickly earned an excellent reputation in its ability to handle most types of traffic, from local stopping goods to main line expresses. According to O.S. Nock they "could handle the heavy goods work as well as the 'Aberdares' and could run up to 70 mph with passenger trains, in other words they were the ideal mixed traffic locomotive.

Although the class continued to be very useful and the final batch were still relatively new, 100 of the earlier examples were withdrawn between 1936 and 1939 and the wheels and motion of eighty were used for the Grange Class and twenty for Manor Classengines. It was intended to replace the whole class in this way but the advent of the Second World War in 1939 brought a temporary halt to withdrawals and the programme was never revived. Further withdrawals resumed in 1948 under British Railways ownership, but the last six examples survived until 1964.

 

RTR O Gauge locomotives.

LOCOMOTIVE SPECIFICATION.

Heljan GWR / BR 43xx 2-6-0 Tender Loco

Ready to run.

Features Include
• Highly detailed model in 1:43.5. (O Scale)
• Highly detailed cab interior.
• Powerful 5 pole motor.
• NEM pocket for couplings.
• Screwlink coupling
• designed with sound installation in mind.
• Flickering Firebox
• Heavyweight model, weighing 2.0kg.

Model will have the 'mother board' from ESU decoder 54399 pre-fitted with a blanking plate for DC use. If a sound decoder is required by the customer it will be a simple plug & play scenario; a space for the speaker has been incorporated in the chassis similar to the AC Cars railbus.

V2 is basically the same as V1 but with later BR differences such as outside steam pipes, short safety valve bonnet, no spectacle plates on cab fronts, smokebox door lamp bracket and numberplate and parallel buffer shanks. The model will only represent prototypes 4321 - 4399 and 5300 - 5383.

The severn standard versions from Heljan will all be un-numbered but as usual we will be offering our usual service to both number and weather the locos with customers choice of number.

To number a Great Western locos will cost an additional £35.00, to number and weather a Great Western loco will cost £75.00. To number a BR loco will cost £25.00 and to number and weather a BR loco costing an additional £65.00. In the case of BR locos the customer gets the choice of shedcode.

Due for release 2018

Heljan 43xx Version 1 (GWR)

Ref.
Description
List Price
Usual Price
HJ4300 43xx Great Western Livery lettered "Great Western" un-numbered
£ 779.00
£630.00
HJ4301 43xx Great Western Livery with GWR monogram un-numbered
£ 799.00
£630.00
HJ4302 43xx Great Western Livery Lettered "G W R " un-numbered
£ 799.00
£630.00

Heljan 43xx Version 2 (BR)

Ref.
Description
List Price
Usual Price
HJ4310 43xx BR Black unlined Early Crest un-numbered
£ 779.00
£630.00
HJ4311 43xx BR Green lined Early Crest un-numbered
£ 779.00
£630.00
HJ4312 43xx BR Green lined Late Crest un-numbered
£ 779.00
£630.00
HJ4313 43xx BR Green unlined Late Crest un-numbered
£ 779.00
£630.00

Tower Limited Edition Models

The three Limited Edition versions of the new Heljan Mogul can now be confirmed. The severn standard versions from Heljan will all be un-numbered but as usual we will be offering our usual service to both number and weather the locos with customers choice of number.

To number a Great Western locos will cost an additional £35.00, to number and weather a Great Western loco will cost £75.00. To number a BR loco will cost £25.00 and to number and weather a BR loco costing an additional £65.00. In the case of BR locos the customer gets the choice of shedcode.

Tower Models will offer numbered versions of these locomotives:

Ref.
Description
List Price
Usual Price
HJ4320

43xx 2-6-0 Mogul V1 GWR worded "Great Western" numbered # 4375 ** TOWER MODELS LIMITED RUN OF 25 PIECES**

£ 779.00
£630.00
HJ4321 43xx 2-6-0 Mogul V2 BR unlined black early crest numbered #5322 (81F shedcode)** TOWER MODELS LIMITED RUN OF 25 PIECES**
£ 779.00
£630.00
HJ4322 43xx 2-6-0 Mogul V2 BR lined green late crest numbered #4377 (89c shedcode) ** TOWER MODELS LIMITED RUN OF 25 PIECES**
£ 779.00
£630.00
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