Duchess of Montrose train set EDP12 (Hornby Dublo)

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Duchess of Montrose train set EDP12 (Hornby Dublo)

Duchess of Montrose locomotive BR 46232, Hornby Dublo EDL12 (~1956 catalogue).jpg Dublo EDL12 locomotive (i)
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Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)

A post-war Hornby Dublo EDP12 passenger train set, including a green LMS 4-6-2 "Duchess of Montrose" Duchess Class locomotive, running number 46232 (built as 6232).

The set also includes two dark red carriages with grey roofs, numbers M 4193 and M26143, and track. The train set has its original box, with the set's details on a large yellow rounded-cornered sticker.

When Hornby launched their two-rail system, the original Duchess-Class loco selected for the two-rail version of the "Montrose" model was 46245 City of London, finished in red.

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Hornby EDL12 Locomotive, ~1956

The original loco

The Duchess of Montrose ran from 1938, and was designed by W.A. Stanier. It was part of the "third set" of the first fifteen Coronation/Duchess locos ordered (five in streamlined blue, five in streamlined red, and these five conventional-looking, unstreamlined locos, 6230-6234).

Further batches of the Coronation/Duchess class were built, both in streamlined red and in the unstreamlined "Duchess" form. All of the streamliners in this class were eventually converted to this more conventional configuration.

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