Hornby, R3422, SR 4-4-2T, ‘Adams Radial’ ‘3125’ DCC Ready OO Gauge

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Hornby, R3422,

SR 4-4-2T,
‘Adams Radial’
‘3125’
DCC Ready

OO Gauge

Out of stock

Description

Hornby, R3422,

SR 4-4-2T,
‘Adams Radial’
‘3125’
DCC Ready

OO Gauge

In 1882 to meet with the ever increasing London suburban traffic on the London South Western Railway, William Adams, the Locomotive Superintendent, ordered 71 new Class 415 4-4-2T engines. Developed from the earlier, rebuilt LSWR 46 class, the Class 415 locomotives were all constructed away from the LSWR workshops at Nine Elms, which were at full capacity, between 1882 and 1885.
Those locomotives leaving the works after 1884 had slightly larger side water tanks and deeper fireboxes, whilst later modifications saw trademark Adams stove pipe chimney being replaced by a lipped version, the addition of coal rails to the bunker and the fitting of double slide bars.
Gradually, the Class 415s were shifted to rural branch traffic and by Grouping in 1923, only 30 locomotives survived, with just two engines remaining by 1927. In 1946 these were joined by a further locomotive, but in 1961 all three were withdrawn from service.
Locomotive 3135 was built t Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn in Darlington, during September 1885, as works number 2608. Entering service as LSWR 125, her number changed several times, becoming 0125 in July 1911, E0123 in July 1926 and 3125 in November 1933 The locomotive wasn’t immediately renumbered following Nationalisation in 1948, as it was April 1949 before she received the british Rail number of 30582, remaining on the Lyme Regis branch until withdrawn during July 1961.

 

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