👸🏼 Hornby TT:120 LMS Princess Coronation In Stock Now

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Princess Coronation LMS
Princess Coronation BR
Princess Coronation BR
LMS Princess Coronation in TT Scale
LMS Princess Coronation in TT Scale
LMS Princess Coronation in TT Scale

Hornby produce a newly tooled range of LMS Princess Coronation (aka Duchess Class) 4-6-2 locomotives in TT:120 scale!

This beautiful new range of models includes three variations in LMS crimson lake and BR green liveries - complete with accurate tooling variations showing some changes made to the class across its lifespan.

These all new models are perfect to pair with both Hornby's new range of LMS 57' coaching stock and BR Mark 1 coaches in TT scale to produce an accurate train.

All three variations are in stock now, with digital sound fitted versions expected to follow on in the near future.

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Product Features

Highly detailed models with separately fitted parts including handrails, safety valves, pipework, lamp irons, sprung buffers and more

Digital & sound capability - NEXT18-pin socket

Powerful 3-pole motor with flywheel, 6-wheel drive and all-wheel pickups

Factory fitted 15 x 11mm cube speaker

NEM standard TT:120 couplings

Accurate tooling variations including smoke deflectors (or lack thereof) and more

Prototype Information

Princess Coronation Locomotive
Image by Foulger Rail Photos

The London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Coronation Class is a class of express passenger steam locomotives designed by William Stanier. They were an enlarged and improved version of his previous design, the LMS Princess Royal Class, and on test were the most powerful steam locomotives ever used in Britain at 2,511 dbhp.

The locomotives were specifically designed for power as it was intended to use them on express services between London Euston and Glasgow Central; their duties were to include the hauling of a proposed non-stop express, subsequently named the Coronation Scot.

The very last of the 38 locomotives was completed in 1948. After a successful decade of operations in the 1950s, the 1960s' modernisation plan was the ultimate undoing of the Coronations. Not only did the increasing use of diesel locomotives make many of the class redundant, but the electrification of the main line between London Euston and Crewe also resulted in their banishment from this important section of the main line as there was insufficient clearance between the locomotives and the live wires. With no useful role to play, the survivors were scrapped en masse from late 1962 to late 1964. Fortunately, three locomotives were saved for preservation.

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