The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class B17, also known as “Sandringham” or “Footballer” class was a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley for hauling passenger services on the Great Eastern Main Line. In total 73 were built.
Ten locomotives were built by the North British Locomotive Company (works nos. 23803-12) during November and December, which were allocated the running numbers 2800-9. Five further orders were placed with Darlington Works between December 1928 and March 1935 for a further fifty-two locomotives to be delivered between August 1930 and June 1936. A final batch of eleven were ordered from Robert Stephenson and Company in February 1936 (works nos. 4124-34) for delivery between January and July 1937; resulting in a total of 73 B17s built.
These great little models feature lots of details including external pipe work, directional lighting, and finely printed external logos and numbering.
All wheel pick up
Tender drive system
Includes traction tyres
Finely etched name plates
Square axles for prefect quartering
Models include locomotive and tender
Coreless motor for smoother operation
Includes both standard and knuckle couplings
Includes spares bag with additional detailing parts
Cast wheel in the appropriate colour to match livery
Finely moulded body and tender with many optional detailing parts
LIVERY LNER Apple Green
ERA 3 (1923 – 1947)
WHEEL CONFIGURATION 4-6-0
DCC TYPE DCC Ready
TRACK SUPPLY 12v DC
PAINT FINISH Pristine
LENGTH OVER BUFFER 137mm