Ready-to-run N gauge model.
The Grange class 4-6-0 was introduced in 1936 although the lines ancestry can be traced back to a 5’-8” 4-6-0 outlined by Churchward in his master plan of 1901 utilising the Standard No. 1 boiler.
The 80 Granges were constructed from the conversion of 43xx class Moguls utilising wheels, motion and some other components, including reconditioned 3,500 gallon tenders. The power classification was ‘D’ and therefore restricted to RED routes, similar routing of the Halls, but they soon proved themselves to be excellent steamers and providing a smoother ride than other two-cylinder types. They were very popular with both GWR and BR enginemen and could be found all over the system. All 80 passed into BR hands in 1948, the first being withdrawn in 1960 and the last in 1965, regrettably none have been preserved, however a new build is taking place at the Llangollen Railway which will be 6880 Betton Grange.
The Dapol model of the Grange features:
- Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details
- DCC ready
- Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
- Tungsten chassis and all wheel pick up
- NEM pockets as standard
- Super Creep Motor for controlled pulling power and fine slow speed control
- Includes magnetic Couplers and traditional couplers
- Accessory bag with spares and other optional detail.