BR, Merchant Navy Class, 4-6-2, 35017 ‘Belgian Marine’ – Era 4 (R3861)

BR, Merchant Navy Class, 4-6-2, 35017 ‘Belgian Marine’ – Era 4 (R3861)

The SR Merchant Navy Class were a class of 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives designed for the Southern Railway by Oliver Bulleid. The class members were named after the Merchant Navy shipping lines involved in the Battle of the Atlantic, and latterly those which used Southampton Docks. Although the class were originally built with air-smoothed casing and chain-driven vale gear, the entire class were later modified under BR, resulting in a more conventional, easier to maintain design. No. 35017 ‘Belgium Marine’ was built in April 1945 at the Eastleigh Works under the SR number 21C17. The Locomotive was rebuilt in March 1957 and remained in service until July 1966 before being scrapped in Newport.

Description

Tech Specs

Item Length – Without Packaging (cm)
28.5
Item Scale
1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
Colour
Green
DCC Status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Operator
BR
Designer
Bulleid
Wheel Configuration
4-6-2
Livery
BR Green
Minimum Curve (mm)
Radius 2
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
product_hby_dcc_status DCC Ready 8 pin socket