Lionheart Trains LHT-S-5508U Class 55xx 2-6-2 BR Early Crest BR Lined Green Unnumbered Steam Locomotive

Class 55xx 2-6-2 BR Early Crest BR Lined Green Unnumbered Steam Locomotive
Class 55xx 2-6-2 BR Early Crest BR Lined Green Unnumbered Steam Locomotive
Class 55xx 2-6-2 BR Early Crest BR Lined Green Unnumbered Steam Locomotive
Class 55xx 2-6-2 BR Early Crest BR Lined Green Unnumbered Steam Locomotive
Class 55xx 2-6-2 BR Early Crest BR Lined Green Unnumbered Steam Locomotive
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Product Description

They were designed as small mixed traffic branch locomotives, mainly used on branch lines. They were a development of Churchward's 4500 Class with larger side tanks and increased water capacity.100 were built between 1927–1929 at the GWR Swindon Works and were numbered 4575-4599 and 5500-5574. Fifteen locomotives were fitted with auto apparatus in 1953 to enable them to run push-pull trains on South Wales lines with auto trailers.

They are often referred to as Small Prairie Class tank locomotives. A total of Eleven members of the class have made it into preservation.

MODEL
1:43 Scale model of a 5500 Class Steam Locomotive decorated in BR livery. This model features lots of expertly applied details as based on the prototype, a high level of body detail and excellent running characteristics.

FEATURES

  • 1:43 Scale Model
  • Analogue DC Model
  • 3-Link Couplings
  • Pristine Finish
  • Die cast metal chassis and cylinders with working vacuum pump
  • Die cast wheels with steel tyres
  • Brake shoes in ABS plastic
  • Two styles of sand boxes in ABS
  • 5 pole skew wound precision motor
  • Sprung driving wheel and pony trucks, live bearing pick-ups
  • Front and rear pony wheel trucks to operate on a cam system to allow the model to traverse R2 (40.5”radius) curves
  • Die cast pivoted coupling and connecting rods.
  • Two versions of smokebox door (one with fixings for B.R. number plate)
  • Easily removeable cab roof (for adding a crew) by means of small magnets
  • Chimney, short and tall safety valve casings and whistles (brass)
  • Working cab doors in metal
  • Wire handrails with stanchions in metal
  • Full back head detail with reversing lever in ABS
  • Coal load in bunker
  • Flickering firebox glow
  • 1 x Lionheart Locomotive


SPECIFICATIONS

  • OPERATOR BR
  • CLASS 5500 Class
  • LIGHTING TYPE Firebox (LED)
  • MOTOR TYPE 5 Pole Skew Wound


MEASUREMENTS

  • MINIMUM RADIUS 1028.7mm (R2)