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Hornby R4906 LMS Coronation Scot Coach Pack Side View

Hornby R4906 LMS Coronation Scot Coach Pack 2 x First Class 1 x Brake Third

Hornby R4906 LMS Coronation Scot Coach Pack 2 x First Class 1 x Brake Third Blue
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Part Number: Hornby R4906
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£69.99
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Description

Hornby R4906 LMS Coronation Scot Coach Pack 2 x First Class 1 x Brake Third Blue

The Coronation Scot was a named express passenger train of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway inaugurated in 1937 for the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth which ran until the start of the war in 1939. It ran on the West Coast Main Line between London (Euston station) and Glasgow (Central station), stopping at Carlisle for crew change and to pick up and set down passengers to and from London only. The service was designed to compete with the rival services on the East Coast Main Line, for prestigious London to Scotland traffic. It was scheduled to complete the journey from London to Glasgow in 6 hours 30 minutes.

The streamlined Coronation Class locomotives were specially developed for the service, and were amongst the most powerful steam locomotives to operate on British railways. On a press run preparatory to the introduction of the service in June 1937, LMS Princess Coronation Class 6220 Coronation, newly built, achieved a speed of 114 miles per hour (183 km/h) near Crewe.

Three trainsets were formed from existing carriages and given a blue livery similar in colour to that previously used by the Caledonian Railway (the LMS' normal livery was the crimson lake of the former Midland Railway). The first five of the Coronation Class pacifics were also turned out in blue with silver "cheat lines".

The Coronation Scot ran only on weekdays and during summer weekends. Two of the carriage sets were used on other trainsthe spare set was kept at LMS's Wolverton Works.

 Specification

Gauge

00

Operator/Livery

LMS Caledonian Blue

Livery Finish

Pristine

Length

242mm

Period/ERA

Era 3 (1923 - 1947)

Type/Class

First Class x 2

Brake Third

Designer

LMS

Coupling Hooka and pockets

Nem pockets and tension lock couplings

Lighting, Passengers and Detailing

No internal or External Lighting, no Internal Passengers. 

Age Suitability

14+