Locomotive No2 Special, LMS 1185 (Hornby Series)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

Locomotive No2 Special, LMS 1185 (Hornby Series)

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1930s Model Railway Layout


A maroon 4-4-0 Hornby Series 20V gauge 0 E220 Special compound locomotive (LMS running number 1185), with a black front and gold lining, and a No.2 Special tender, made by Hornby in the ~1930s. The model was introduced in 1929.

The locomotive is on the central gauge 0 layout.

The original locomotive

The Midland 1000-class locomotives were based on a set of five locos designed by Samuel W. Johnson in 1902. Forty-five of these were built and inherited by the LMS railway, who then slightly modified the design (courtesy of Henry Fowler) to produce the LMS Compound 4-4-0 Class. One hundred and ninety five of these were then built by the LMS between 1924 and 1932.

Loco 1185 (Compound 4-4-0 Class) was built in 1927.

The first of the Midland 1000-Class, number 1000 (since updated to become a Deeley Compound) is currently preserved and owned by the National Railway Museum.

Catalogue illustration

Hornby No.2 Special Locomotive, LMS 1185, 1938 catalogue illustration

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