Hornby R2823 Princess Royal Class - Princess Elizabeth NRM Limited Edition
Hornby R2823 Princess Class 4-6-2 "Princess Elizabeth" 46201 in BR Green with late crest - Pete Waterman Collection NRM Limited Edition
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess Royal Class is a class of express passenger 4-6-2 steam locomotive designed by William Stanier. Twelve examples were built at Crewe Works, between 1933 and 1935, for use on the West Coast Main Line. Two are preserved.
The Princesses are related to the GWR King Class, the general outline essentially being a King with a larger firebox supported by additional trailing wheels. This origin is explained by the designer William Stanier coming from the GWR to the LMS.
When originally built, they were used to haul the famous Royal Scot train between London Euston and Glasgow Central.
Each locomotive was named after a princess, the official name for the class was chosen because Mary, Princess Royal was the Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Scots. However, the locos were known to railwaymen as "Lizzies", after the second example of the class named for Princess Elizabeth who later became Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Later examples of 4-6-2 express passenger locomotive built by the LMS were of the related but larger, Coronation Class.
The class was withdrawn in the early 1960s in line with British Railways' modernisation plan.
Princess Elizabeth was completed 3 November 1933 and was withdrawn from service on 20 October 1962. The locomotive was later preserved
BR 4-6-2 'Princess Elizabeth' Princess Royal Class Steam Locomotive
Livery: BR Green with late crest
Class: Princess Royal
Class Period: 1950s ERA 3
Detail: Extensive Special Features
Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound.
Curved track: Hornby 2nd radius + / 438mm+
Pete Waterman Collection NRM Limited Edition