Friday, August 11, 2017 - 03:15 PM UTC
Hornby has announced it will release two new liveries for its much loved OO/1:76 Peckett 0-4-0ST loco
Hornby’s Peckett saddle tank loco won 1st Place in the OO Gauge Steam category at the prestigious BRM Awards 2016.
The two new liveries will be:
-R3615 - Peckett Works Livery No. 560/1893 - OO/1:76
-R3640 - Peckett Willans and Robinson No. 882/1902 “NICLAUSSE” - OO/1:76
They are available for pre-order and the release date is April 2018.
The Peckett W Class was a classic late Victorian, four-coupled, medium range industrial saddle tank that comprised six separate variations, from the W2 of 1884 to the W7 of 1938. Locomotives were built at the Atlas Engine Works in St. George, Bristol, Peckett & Sons Ltd having taken over the business established there by Fox, Walker & Company in 1880.
Peckett steam locos, noted for their fine rivet work on the cabs and tanks and the generous use of brass and copperwork, continued to be built at Atlas Works until June 12, 1958. Describing their core market as “Collieries, Ironworks, Contractors Tinplate Works etc.” Peckett took pride in turning their locos out in a lined Works livery and utilised many standard components in their construction, however the nature of the locomotives’ end use meant there were a number of alterations carried out, particularly as reduced height versions for operating in smelting works and collieries. Peckett were eventually bought out by Reed Crane & Hoist Company during 1961, having produced 140 W4 locomotives between April 1885 and February 1906.
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