GWR Bradley Manor - DCC Ready - £169.99`
Accurascale GWR ‘Manor’
4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor limited edition, £169.99
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Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited-edition model of preserved Great Western Railway ‘Manor’
This limited-edition model will be restricted to 250 DCC ready units only. The model will use Accurascale’s brand-new tooling for the Collett ‘Manors’ (HM165) which is currently progressing to the decorated sample stage before progressing to production.
The real 7802 Bradley Manor was completed at Swindon Works in January 1938 and entered traffic at Old Oak Common shed. Its career saw it allocated to Bristol Bath Road shed during the GWR era while from 1946 it became associated with the Cambrian Coast route with allocations to Machynlleth and later Shrewsbury sheds from where it was withdrawn in 1965. It was sent to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales before being purchased for preservation by the Erlestoke Manor Fund in 1979. It was transported to the Severn Valley Railway for restoration to working order in 1993.
The specification for the Hornby Magazine limited edition will see 7802 delivered in BR lined green with late crests on the tender sides and an etched metal ‘Cambrian Coast Express’ headboard will be included with each model. The locomotive will also have factory fitted etched metal nameplates together with optional etched metal cabside numberplates in the accessory pack.
Mechanically the Accurascale produced ‘Manor’ will feature a die-cast chassis and running plate, brake blocks in line with the wheels, wire handrails, etched metal, plastic and lost wax detail parts, sprung buffers, a correct tender type for BR service, flickering firebox light, a Next18 DCC decoder socket in the tender, helical cut gears for maximum performance and slow speed running, and gearing for a scale top speed of 90mph.