Object StatementToy locomotive, part of collection, Hornby E220 Special Electric Locomotive 'LNER Bramham Moor 201', 4-4-0 type, 0-gauge, 20 volt, metal, Meccano Ltd, Liverpool, England, 1935-1939
This toy steam locomotive is a representation of the full-size 'Hunt' Class D49 3-cylinder steam locomotive introduced on the LNER (London & North Eastern Railway) in 1932. This engine was virtually identical to the earlier 'Shire' Class locomotives which went into service in 1927 to work light express services in the North East of England and Scotland. 'Hornby' is written on front of engine.
The toy Hornby 20 volt E220 Special Electric locomotive 'LNER Bramham Moor' has a wheel configuration of four leading wheels and four driving wheels (4-4-0). The locomotive is very well modelled with details including lamp brackets, handrails (which are a single piece and wrap around the smoke box door), steps to the cab, a vacuum brake pipe, and whistle. The cab has cast details including steam pipes, gauges, regulator and firebox doors. The smoke box, chimney, cylinders, valence, leading wheels and cab roof are finished in black and the remainder, including the driving wheel spokes, are green. The edges of the cab and cab windows are hand-lined in black. There are five double-lined bands on the long parallel boiler. It is also fitted with a safety value unit set on a large base in front of the whistle, and a low steam dome and chimney. The brass name plate 'Bramham Moor' has raised letters on a black background and is surmounted by a running fox on the splasher plate. The number '201' is featured on the cab side in gold shadowed in red. The toy locomotive is electrically operated but it is not the version with the electric light bulb in the smokebox door.