5" LMS Coronation Class

  • Only 25 units to be produced.
  • Full 2 year extended warranty.
  • Choose any name and livery (see chart below).
  • A guaranteed future collectable.

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There is only 25 of these stunning 5” gauge models being produced. The loco is based on the 24 Coronation locomotives originally built as streamliners. These had their streamlined casing removed and were retrospectively fitted with a revised smokebox and double chimney. They appeared in a variety of BR liveries including black, blue, green and red.

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LMS Coronation Class Live Steam Engine

The Model

This magnificent model is built to a near exact scale of 1:11.3.

Although a 4 cylinder model of this size and quality can never be cheap it certainly offers tremendous value-for-money. You would be hard pushed to purchase a commercial boiler and raw castings for much less than the price of this model.

Certainly a one-off build by a professional model maker could cost you many fold this with some medal winning examples commanding a six figure price tag This model is sure to be a real head turner on the track pulling a substantial load, or when on display in your home, or office.

The model comes complete with a silver soldered copper boiler, hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. All our boilers are currently CE marked and supplied with a manufacturer’s shell test certificate. They will carry the appropriate quality marks.

Dimensions.

Length: 2032
Width: 254mm
Height: 355mm
Weight: 116kg

Duchess

Specifications.

  • Coal-fired live steam.
  • 5” gauge.
  • 4 Cylinders.
  • Piston valves.
  • Walschaerts valve gear.
  • Silver soldered copper boiler.
  • Cylinder drains.
  • Mechanical lubricator.
  • Multi-element superheater.
  • Reverser.
  • Stainless steel motion.
  • Boiler feed by axle pump, injector, hand pump.
  • Etched brass body with rivet detail.
  • 4 working safety valves.
  • Choice of liveries.
  • Painted and ready-to-run.

LMS Coronation Class Live Steam Engine

Choose the name and livery of your choice.

Livery

Our Commitment to Quality.

We focus on producing a model which faithfully represents the full size locomotive with the capability of delivering a first class performance on the track.
The process starts with the provision of excellent reference material to our team of designers. Works drawings and original photographs form the core of this information.

Key to the success of the design is the brief supplied by Mike Pavie who draws on his experience of building over 50 live steam models for private clients over the last 25 years. The designer then uses the latest 3D computer design software to create a practical design with a high level of fine detail – a stunning representation of the original.

Design drawings are made available to Mike Pavie for correction and approval. Only when the entire design is approved do we authorise the manufacture of the first pre-production “pilot” model.

On delivery of the first pilot Mike will examine it thoroughly and test steam it, including extensive track running. From this process a list of improvements will be produced for incorporation in the second pre-production model.

When Mike Pavie is satisfied the pilot model has achieved production standard we will authorise the manufacture of a limited number of models for sale to customers.

The Apotheosis of Steam Engineering in Britain.

After William Stanier had designed and introduced the Princess Royal Class, his next major project was the Princess Coronation Class Pacific. Significant improvements over the earlier Class created a more powerful locomotive. The boiler centre line was raised, firebox enlarged and larger diameter
driving wheels fitted to assist sustained high speed running.

The first of these magnificent locomotives was built at Crewe in 1937. A total of 38 of the Class were built of which 24 were originally out-shopped as streamliners. With a tractive effort of 40,000lb these 4 cylinder locomotives were extremely powerful.

On 29th June 1937, shortly after the arrival of the new “Coronation Scot” train set of 9 coaches, a press run was made from Euston to Crewe. On the descent to Crewe number 6220 “Coronation” achieved 114mph, breaking the world speed record for steam traction, held at the time by LNER “Silver Fox”.

Although the world record ultimately went to LNER A4 “Mallard” in 1938 many maintain if it were not for the storm clouds of World War II gathering, the LMS would have captured and retained the world speed record.

All of the streamliners were finally re-built in un-streamlined form. In 1939 6234 “Duchess of Abercorn” was tested with and without a double chimney. The steaming ability was much improved with the double chimney and consequently all locomotives were modified to this standard as quickly as possible. The model offered here is representative of the class as re-built.

The locomotives were produced in a variety of liveries in BR days including black, blue, lined green and red.

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