26 November 2022
500 limited-edition models of BR Princess Coronation 46220 'Coronation' to be released as club-exclusives in 2023.
Hornby has revealed a new model exclusive for members of its Collectors Club. In the lead up to what will be a globally momentous occasion, being the Coronation of HM King Charles lll, the manufacturer is to produce 500 models of BR Coronation Class 4-6-2, 46220 Coronation (R30283).
The limited-edition model in BR standard blue is DCC ready with a 21-pin socket, includes sprung metal buffers, NEM tension lock couplings and a five-pole skew-wound motor.
LMS 6220 Coronation was the first of the Class to be built, rolling out of the shed at Crewe works in June 1937 in streamlined form.
The locomotive would have its casing removed in November, 1946 at the same time that the replacement smoke deflectors were fitted.
Being withdrawn in April 1963, it was scrapped shortly after. Over its lifetime the locomotive would wear five liveries, briefly swap identities with classmate 6229 Duchess of Hamilton and hold the then locomotive speed record of 114 miles per hour with Driver TJ Clarke and Engineer Robert Riddles (of locomotive design fame) on the footplate.
For details on how to join Hornby's Collector Club, to order your model, visit the Hornby website.