NER Class V locomotive (cast paperweight)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

NER Class V locomotive (cast paperweight)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 31
Cast Iron Locomotive Paperweights (display)

A green, painted, cast-iron paperweight model of a 4-4-2 C6 "Atlantic" (North Eastern Railway Class V) locomotive and tender, running number 532.

The original locomotive

Locomotive 532 was built in late 1903 as the prototype for designer Wilson Worsdell's Class V series, and the number of Class V's increased to ten over the next year. The class was inspired partly by the 4-4-2 locos coming into service on the GNR, and partly by Worsdell's recent experience of 4-4-2 Atlantics in the US.

As originally built, number 532 had some design issues (like a low cab roof) that were corrected before the rest of the run of ten were completed.

A further run of Class V -derived locos, the Class V/09, was built in 1910.

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