Bachmann 35-050 LNWR Web Coal Tank “1054” LNWR Plain Black OO Gauge DCC Ready

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Bachmann 35-050

LNWR Web Coal Tank
Loco Number – 1054
LNWR Plain Black
OO Gauge
Next 18 Pin DCC Ready

Condition – New

Out of stock

Description

Bachmann 35-050

LNWR Web Coal Tank
Loco Number – 1054
LNWR Plain Black
OO Gauge
Next 18 Pin DCC Ready

Condition – New

Webb Coal Tank 
Brief History.
In September 1881, the first “Coal Tank” (No. 602) was introduced – a tank version of the previous “17in Coal Engine” 0-6-0 tender locomotive. A Francis Webb design, between 1881 and 1897, 300 examples were built at Crewe. Originally designed for heavy mineral traffic work working over gradients found in South wales and Cumberland, many were found at work on local passenger work, possibly as a result of their good acceleration. in connection with their mixed traffic role, carriage heating apparatus was fitted to the entire fleet (most being fitted by 1904) and vacuum ejectors and breake valves were progressively fitted from 1883. Despite having limited power hand brakes, power brakes were not fitted to locomotives until 1891 (the “Double Stack”) from 1920.

At the forming of the LMS in 1923 all but 6 were still in use. No. 602 (then LMS 7568 was withdrawn in 1932. Further withdrawals (notably in the early 1930’s) left 64 of the class to become part of British Railways upon Nationalisation. The locomotives fitted with “Vertical Stack” brakes were withdrawn first by virtue of being more extensively used and, therefore worn-out before their poorer braked “Double Stack” fitted sisters. The longest service life achieved was by No. 252 (later 58887) which managed 73 years. All were withdrawn from service by late 1955.

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