GWR 94xx Class No.9400

GWR 94xx Class No.9400
Price
£134.95
Stock Code:
476041
In Stock

Our Exclusive Edition model of No. 9400 in GWR livery as preserved as part of the National Collection has arrived and is available for immediate delivery.
The OO Scale model has been produced for us by Bachmann Europe Plc and incorporates all new tooling.

The popular ‘94XX’ Class 0-6-0 pannier tank was effectively the last GWR designed steam locomotive; the first ten were turned out in the company’s Middle Chrome Green by Swindon before nationalisation. The remaining 200 were built for British Railways and were delivered in unlined black livery by outside contractors Robert Stephenson, Yorkshire Engine Co. and W.G Bagnall between 1949 and 1956, with minor detail differences. All were capable of steam heating coaching stock.

They were a development of the numerous ‘57XX/ 8750’ Class, designed for secondary mixed traffic and shunting duties, with an instruction from the GWR’s General Manager, Sir James Milne, that they should be of more modern appearance than the traditional GW pannier tank. Withdrawals began in 1959 with the final survivor remaining in traffic into 1965, and as a result only a limited number of the class received the BR late crest.

No. 9400 was delivered in February 1947 along with No. 9401. No. 9400 was initially allocated to Swindon shed but soon found itself in the London area working empty coaching stock between Old Oak Common and London Paddington. After a short working life of just 12 years, No. 9400 was withdrawn from Old Oak Common depot on 31st December 1959 for preservation.

No. 9400 is part of the National Collection and is currently on loan to STEAM Museum, Swindon.

The model is DCC READY and is fitted with a NEXT 18 Decoder socket and costs £134.95. The model has been available to pre-order since we announced it at the 2019 Warley Model Railway Exhibition.

If you pre-ordered we shall be contacting you for your balance payment and these will be sent out first.