King Class in BR Blue Livery
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Price £14,995.00 + £195.00 p&p
The GWR King Class...
Designed by C.B.Collett the King Class was introduced in 1927.
Regional railway companies were very conscious of their image
and actively sought to win the publicity war against their
rivals. The introduction of the King, with its 40,000lb tractive
effort, allowed GWR to trumpet once again that they possessed
the most powerful locomotives in Britain. During development
Chief Mechanical Engineer Collett requested an increase in the
20 to axle loading limit to 22.5 tons so that he could build a
larger engine. This was agreed and work was commenced by the
Civil Engineer to strengthen bridges along the West of England
line. The weight of the King did, however, initially restrict it
to just three routes, Paddington/Plymouth, Paddington/Bristol
and Paddington/Birmingham. Additional routes were added in BR
days. The Kings always headed the most prestigious trains until
their withdrawal in 1962. A variety of liveries were carried
including GWR green, BR blue and BR lined green.
Silver Crest Models has been building large scale live steam
models since its formation in 2010. By the time the King is
delivered we will have manufactured over 600 models in 5" gauge.
This experience is your guarantee of quality.
A 4 cylinder live steam locomotive in 5" gauge will never be
cheap. However, at £12,495.00 + VAT the model represents
tremendous value-for-money. You would be hard pushed to find a
second-hand model built by a private builder at less than twice
the price we are asking for a brand new King Class. The model is
fully guaranteed and is supplied with a 12 months warranty.
Whether you are inclined to collect and showcase your models, or
drive them, the King Class fits the bill. It is a handsome
display model and one capable of pulling substantial loads
around your local club track.
The model comes complete with a silver soldered copper boiler,
hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. All boilers will
be UKCA marked and supplied with a manufacturer's shell test
certificate. As testament to our confidence in the models we
provide a full 12 months warranty on every product. We've
presently booked sufficient factory capacity for the manufacture
of just 25 models. Order reservations will be accepted on a
first come, first served basis. We are pleased to offer a choice
of names and liveries.
Approx length 73 inches
GWR 61xx Class
Length 73 inches
Width 10 inches
Height 13 inches
Weight 97 kg
Stainless steel motion
Boiler feed by axle pump, injector, hand pump
Etched brass body with rivet detail
GWR Pattern Safety valves
Choice of liveries
Painted and ready-to-run
Coal-fired live steam
Walschaerts valve gear
Silver soldered copper boiler
Delivery and Payment
Save £195.00. FREE p&p if you order
within 28 days...
The order book is now open and we are happy to accept your order
reservation for a deposit of just £1,995.00.
We will request an interim payment of £5,000 in January 2022 as
the build of your model progresses, a further stage payment of
£5,000 in May 2022 and a final payment of £3,000 in
August/September 2022 in advance of shipping from our supplier.
Request your brochure today by e-mail, or telephone.
email@example.com 01327 705 259
The GWR King Class brochure is in preparation and will be
available by 21st November.
To place your order reservation and pay the deposit of
please use order section below.
You are welcome to make payment by credit/debit
card, bank transfer, or cheque.
Prices and Shipping Worldwide
We are happy to ship your locomotive by air
direct to you wherever you live in the world.
UK £14,995.00 (Free shipping)
EU £12,495.00 + £395.00 shipping. Total £12,890.00
USA £12,495.00 + £795.00 shipping. Total £13,290.00
ROW £12,495.00 + £995.00 shipping. Total £13,490.00
UK price includes VAT at 20%
EU, USA and ROW customers may be subject
to duty/tax on importation