Hornby R3509TTS BR 4-6-2 City of Birmingham Princess Coronation DCC Sound

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Hornby R3509TTS BR 4-6-2 City of Birmingham Princess Coronation DCC Sound

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Hornby R3509TTS BR 4-6-2 'City of Birmingham' Princess Coronation DCC Sound.

Newly tooled with stunning detail!



Hornby R3509TTS BR 4-6-2 'City of Birmingham' Princess Coronation DCC Sound

Newly tooled with stunning detail!

Gauge 00

DCC Type DCC Fitted

Operator/Livery BR (Late)

Class Princess Coronation

Designer Sir William Stanier

Entered Service 1939

Age Suitability 14+

Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound

Wheel Configuration 4-6-2

NEM Couplings

The demands of maintaining the streamlined form of the Princess Coronation Class exceeded the cost savings to the LMS in coal and in October 1945 the decision was taken to remove the streamlining. This process (defrocking as the fitters called it) began with 6235 City of Birmingham in April 1946 and because the smokeboxes were angled down between the chimney and door to accommodate the sweep of the streamlined casing, they retained this look once the casing was removed. Eventually the raked smokeboxes were replaced with conventional smokeboxes, so that by late 1958 the majority of the fleet showed a similar appearance, although all the defrocked locomotives had the split platform ‘utility’ front end.
Withdrawal of the class commenced in December 1962 and by October 1964 all thirty eight had been withdrawn. Fortunately, three locomotives were saved for preservation; 6229 Duchess of Hamilton, 6233 Duchess of Sutherland and 6235 City of Birmingham.46235 City of Birmingham was built with streamlining at Crewe and entered traffic there on July 1, 1939, finally being withdrawn from service in 1964. 46235 was prepared by British Railways for preservation and following storage at Nuneaton MPD, moved to the Birmingham Museum of Science and Industry, which was built around the locomotive. After closure of that museum, City of Birmingham was moved to Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum in 1997.
Minimum radius curve 2nd radius + / 438mm+

Function list

  • F0     Headlight/rearlight
  • F1     Steam/exhaust/coasting
  • F2     Whistle long
  • F3     Whistle medium
  • F4     Whistle short bursts
  • F5     Whistle "fancy"
  • F6     Wheel slip
  • F7     Coal shovelling
  • F8     Coal pusher
  • F9     Safety valve
  • F10   Injector
  • F11   Cyclinder cock
  • F12   Brake
  • F13   Blower
  • F14   Guard's whistle
  • F15   Coupler clank
  • F16   Fireman's breakfast
  • F17   Toggle sounds mode
  • F18   Aux lighting
  • F19   Whistle long/short
  • F20   Whistle 2 short bursts
  • F21   Whistle "strange"
  • F22   Blow down

Hornby have developed a unique sound decoder that not only provides superior DCC control but also dedicated sounds associated with the locomotives that have been installed with this new sound decoder - TTS Twin Track Sound.

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