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47XX 2-8-0

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Churchward's last great masterpiece, the 47XX mixed traffic 2-8-0, is among the most iconic locomotives ever produced for the Great Western Railway. Only nine of these huge locomotives were built, primarily for fast overnight freight work, earning them the nickname 'Night Owls'.

Ironically the heyday for the class only came in the post-nationalisation years when the potential of these locomotives for use on heavy Summer Saturday passenger trains was acknowledged. In recognition of this they were turned out in fully lined BR passenger green livery.

The Masterpiece Models Edition will be 60 locomotives of 9 prototypes. As the model is now in production all the models and liveries have now been selected. Most of the models are now reserved and there are only a few GWR and BR versions left. We have no models of 4708 left. So if you would like a 47XX model please do not wait too long as you may be disappointed. We are also making one special model of the replica 4709 which is being donated to the 4709 Group.

4700 in its initial form with a Standard Number One boiler has not been made - all our models will have the large Number Seven boiler. Outside steam pipes are fitted to all the models together with the extended cab roof that was introduced on the class in 1927. All models will all be fitted with the shorter style of safety valve bonnet. The models of Nos. 4701-4 have the snifting valves mounted outside the steam chests, while Nos. 4700/5/6/7/8 have them mounted in the standard position above the running plate.

In the early 1930s the class began to be attached to 4,000 gallon tenders, so customers will be able to choose either the Churchward 3,500 gallon tender or the Collett 4,000 gallon tender. The only other options offered on this class are the position of the upper lamp iron, a choice of tapered or parallel buffers, and whether ATC is fitted (complete by 1931).

Six liveries are offered: GW green with GREAT WESTERN; GW Green with shirtbutton monogram; GW green with G <twin shields> W; BR unlined black with lion-over-wheel emblem; BR Lined black with the lion-over-wheel emblem (4703 only) and BR lined green with later totem. All the BR period locomotives will be fitted with smokebox door number plates and shedcode plates.

47XX prices

Model Type   Base price Carriage charge Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment
47XX 2-8-0   £ £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 2888 60 250 1540 1098 2948
EU Price inc VAT 3465 60 250 1540 1675 3525
UK Price inc VAT 3465 0 250 1540 1675 3465