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Lionheart Trains Class 45xx Small Prairie locomotive

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George Churchward created the Small Prairie, or 45xx class, in 1906 for busy Great Western branch lines that required freight and passenger services.
Brand: Lionheart Trains

Lionheart Trains Class 45xx Small Prairie locomoti

George Churchward created the Small Prairie, or 45xx class, in 1906 for busy Great Western branch lines that required both freight and passenger services.

75 of these locomotives were built between 1906 and 1924, 20 were built at Wolverhampton and 55 were built at Swindon. 

The small prairies lasted into the early days of BR with the last ones being withdrawn from service in 1964. There are only a small handful of these locomotives left in preservation.

Lionheart has announced the production of the Great Western 45xx 2-6-2 prairie steam engine in die-cast metal for O Gauge.

We will only create models from the early 1930s to the mid-1960s since many changes occurred during their existence.

There will be 35 engines in all, and they will include the curved front valance from 4540 to 4554 (with the large bunker and packing piece to extend the frames) as well as 4555 to 4574 with full-length frames.

The majority of engines were classified 4MT and yellow routed, designed for branch line operation initially in the Western Counties but eventually becoming more common.

The Lionheart 45XX model is created using original blueprints.

These stunning replicas feature lots of internal and external details which make them a must have on any Great Western or BR model railway.

FEATURES

  • 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
  • Helical gearbox
  • Sprung driving wheel and pony trucks
  • 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, plated then blackened
  • The footplate valance to include the packing piece for the extended version.
  • Two versions of smokebox door (one with fixings for B.R. number plate)
  • Easily removable cab roof (for adding a crew) by means of small magnets
  • Chimney, short and tall safety valve casings and whistles to be turned metal parts
  • Working cab doors in ABS
  • Wire handrails with stanchions in metal
  • Sprung metal buffers and screw link couplings
  • Full back head detail with reversing lever in ABS
  • Coal load in bunker
  • Flickering firebox glow
Choose your variation below:

Pricing and Options

MPN: LT-S-4501S
EAN:
Class 45xx 2-6-2 Great Western Green 4555 - DCC So
Price: £485.87

1 Due 30/09/2022


Deposit £48.59
MPN: LT-S-4502S
EAN:
Class 45xx 2-6-2 GW Green Unnumbered - Sound
Price: £485.87

1 Due 30/09/2022


Deposit £48.59
MPN: LT-S-4503S
EAN:
Class 45xx 2-6-2 Shirtbutton Green 4557 - Sound
Price: £485.87

1 Due 30/09/2022


Deposit £48.59
MPN: LT-S-4508
EAN:
Class 45xx 2-6-2 BR Late Crest Lined Green 4564
Price: £370.00

1 Due 30/09/2022


Deposit £37.00
MPN: LT-S-4508S
EAN:
Class 45xx 2-6-2 BR Late Green 4564 - Sound
Price: £485.87

1 Due 30/09/2022


Deposit £48.59