Coronation 6220 locomotive, blue (Trix Twin Railways, modified)
This exhibit was on display between November 2012 and early 2013
A modified blue-and-silver 00-gauge model of Coronation 6220 locomotive, adapted from a Trix Twin Railways (TTR) model.
The story behind this model is interesting. Trix brought out a model of Coronation 6220 and a boxed set of the Coronation Scot, but they did this in 1939, and in order to capitalise on the 1939 publicity over the red train on its US tour, their loco and set was of the red "US tour" Coronation Scot, complete with front headlight, and red and gold livery and matching red and gold carriages.
That was Trix's flagship model for the year, and concentrating on the red train (initially, at least) probably seemed like a good idea at the time.
Unfortunately for Trix, the outbreak of war not only scuppered a lot of their planned models, but meant that the 1939 train that they'd modelled didn't make it back to the UK to run as a service, where their UK customers could get to see it.
After this blow to their plans, Trix never did get around to producing a model of the standard, unmodified, UK, "headlight-free" Coronation locomotives, in either blue or red.
The never-built Trix "UK Coronation 6220"
Some people found this situation rather frustrating.
This is an original red "US tour" Trix loco, adapted back to the UK pattern, and refinished in blue and silver to show what the missing "might-have-been" Trix model would have looked like.
The model was kindly loaned to the museum for the duration of the Coronation Scot exhibition in 2012.