Bachmann 31-786 GWR 'Modified Hall' 6998 'Burton Agnes Hall' is modelled in BR passenger Lined Green (Late Crest) livery and features etched nameplates.
I have had the privilege of firing a modified hall and passed my fireman's exam on one. They are superb engines, now we can all own one - albeit in OO Gauge.
Following customer feedback the tooling for this version of the bachmann Modified Hall has been revised to ensure that the model is more accurate than ever before!
GWR 'Modified Hall' 6998 'Burton Agnes Hall' is now Preserved.
GWR MODIFIED HALL CLASS HISTORY
The Great Western Railway Hall Class is a class of 4-6-0 mixed traffic steam locomotives designed by Charles Collett.
In 1924, C.B. Collett modified No. 2925 ‘Saint Martin’, Churchward’s design of the 4-6-0 ‘Saint’ Class. The alterations to No. 2925 included the fitting of 6’ 0” diameter driving wheels, re-alignment of the cylinders and fitting a modern ‘Castle’ Class cab.
Further changes took place before the new ‘Hall’ Class began construction. The boiler pitch was modified, and outside steam pipes were fitted.
The Hall Class locomotives were numbered 4900-99, 5900-99 and 6900-58. In 1941 Collett’s successor, F.W. Hawksworth, created a modified version known as the Modified Hall Class and it remained in production until 1950.
Modified Halls were numbered 6959-6999 and 7900-7929. After Nationalisation in 1948, British Railways gave them the power classification 5MT.
Eleven Halls have survived to preservation.