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49XX 'Hall' 4-6-0

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Hall 1

Charles Collett's GWR 'Hall' 4-6-0s were among the most successful British mixed traffic locomotives and paved the way for similar designs on other railways. The class was born when Collett famously rebuilt a Churchward 'Saint' – No 2925 Saint Martin – with 6ft diameter driving wheels to meet the Running Department's long-standing request for a locomotive akin to a 43XX Mogul but with a leading bogie and greater boiler capacity. Apart from the change in coupled wheel diameter and the addition of the more commodious side-window cab, there were very few changes from the 'Saint' layout. This prototype proved so successful that the first order was for no less than 80 production locomotives.

The 'Hall' Class eventually comprising 330 locomotives did have detailed differences and some modifications during the life of the engines. We have incorporated most of these changes in the build, but not the engines fitted with mechanical lubricators, nor the 71 engines of Hawksworth's 'Modified Hall' type. These engines starting with No 6959 Peatling Hall incorporated quite a number of developments including plate frames, different bogie and cylinder designs as well as a Hawksworth slab-sided welded tender. For these reasons Modified Halls will be included in a later build.

We are also excluding the prototype engine, No 4900 Saint Martin, as the boiler was pitched lower than the rest of the class, it had different frames, outside steam pipes and larger bogie wheels.

We are now fixing the build based on the engines reserved so far which comprise the majority of the 60 locomotive build. We have decided to be less restrictive on names and will allow up to 4 engines for each name. So far only two sets of engines have been reserved with the same name. In each case the engines are different one GWR and one BR. So it is therefore possible to reserve any locomotive in the sequence 4901 - 6958 as listed below except BR engines with mechanical lubricators. Remember only 60 49XX 'Halls' will be built.

To simplify the production process, all engines in the series 4901 - 5921 in liveries carried pre-1939 will be built with the front top lamp bracket positioned on top of the smokebox in front of the chimney. All others will have the lamp bracket mounted on the smokebox door. Engines from 5921 onwards will have a fireiron 'tunnel' casing added on the left side of the firebox. All engines in BR livery will be fitted with a smokebox number plate. Customers will be able to choose tapered or parallel buffers.

We will not be including the 11 locomotives converted for oil firing in the late 1940s. The engines affected were 4907 / 4948 / 4968 / 4971 / 4972 / 5955 / 5976 / 5986 / 6949 / 6953 / 6957 which were renumbered in the 39XX series. However all had been converted back to coal firing by 1950, so it will be possible to reserve these engines in the periods/liveries when they were not oil fired.

With a class as large as the 'Halls' we ask customers to make a few fundamental choices for themselves to ensure their model is as they want it. For example, the first 40 or so 'Halls' entered traffic with Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders, while Nos 4943-57 were initially given the Collett 3,500 gallon tender with a continuous fender. Gradually the Collett 4,000 gallon tender became standard for all the engines, although tender exchanges meant that an engine which had been running with a 4,000 gallon tender might reappear with a 3,500 gallon tender. So you will see that on the reservation form we ask you to choose whether you want a Churchward 3,500 or Collett 4,000 gallon tender. In latter years many members were also seen with the Hawksworth flat sided 4000 gallon tender, so we are offering you the choice of any of these 4 tenders. If you wish, you can also order additional tenders of any of the above types (at £600 per tender) so that you can swap them round on your model from time to time.

Likewise, as boilers were widely interchanged at overhauls, most 'Halls' appeared in traffic with the 'Grange' pattern of copper-capped chimney. In BR days very few Halls had the tall Hall chimney. They had the Grange style chimney or the later BR ID (improved draughting) copper capped chimney. The ID chimney was also found on many Modified Halls. You need to specify your choice of chimney for your model. All you need to do is find a photograph of your chosen locomotive in period, make your choice and you can then be sure your model will be as you want it. If you want us to assist please send your photographs for our experts to adjudicate!

The other key choice customers need to make is the livery. Five liveries will be available: Lined green with GREAT <twin shields> WESTERN on the tender; unlined green with GWR 'shirtbutton' monogram on the tender; unlined green with G <twin shields> W on the tender; BR Lined black with early lion-over-wheel emblem; BR lined green with later totem. All the BR period locomotives will be fitted with smokebox door number plates and shedcode plates.
We are now taking £250 deposits on all reservations prior to going into production. All the component parts have already been made, they just need now to be assembled. Once the models start the production process the second payments become due.

49XX 'Hall' prices

Model Type   Base price Carriage charge Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment
49XX 'Hall'   £ £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 2805 60 250 1485 1070 2865
EU Price inc VAT 3355 60 250 1485 1620 3415
UK Price inc VAT 3355 0 250 1485 1620 3355


Number  Name Into traffic Withdrawn  Notes
4901  Adderley Hall Dec-28 Sep-60  
4902  Aldenham Hall Dec-28 Sep-63  
4903  Astley Hall Dec-28 Oct-64  RESERVED
4904  Binnegar Hall Dec-28 Dec-63  
4905  Barton Hall Dec-28 Nov-63  
4906  Bradfield Hall Jan-29 Sep-62  
4907  Broughton Hall Jan-29 Aug-63  Oil burner 5/47 - 4/50
4908  Broome Hall Jan-29 Oct-63  RESERVED
4909  Blakesley Hall Jan-29 Sep-62  
4910  Blaisdon Hall Jan-29 Dec-63  
4911  Bowden Hall Feb-29 Jun-41  Destroyed in air raid
4912  Berrington Hall Feb-29 Aug-62  
4913  Baglan Hall Feb-29 Sep-62  
4914  Cranmore Hall Feb-29 Dec-63  RESERVED
4915  Condover Hall Feb-29 Feb-63  
4916  Crumlin Hall Feb-29 Aug-64  
4917  Crosswood Hall Mar-29 Sep-62  
4918  Dartington Hall Mar-29 Jun-63  RESERVED
4919  Donnington Hall Mar-29 Oct-64  
4920  Dumbleton Hall Mar-29 Dec-65  
4921  Eaton Hall Apr-29 Sep-62  
4922  Enville Hall Apr-29 Jul-63  
4923  Evenley Hall Apr-29 May-64  
4924  Eydon Hall May-29 Oct-63  
4925  Eynsham Hall May-29 Aug-62  
4926  Fairleigh Hall May-29 Sep-61  
4927  Farnborough Hall May-29 Sep-63  
4928  Gatacre Hall May-29 Dec-63  
4929  Goytrey Hall May-29 Mar-65  
4930  Hagley Hall May-29 Dec-63  
4931  Hanbury Hall May-29 Jul-62  
4932  Hatherton Hall Jun-29 Nov-64  RESERVED
4933  Himley Hall Jun-29 Aug-64  
4934  Hindlip Hall Jun-29 Sep-62  
4935  Ketley Hall Jun-29 Mar-63  
4936  Kinlet Hall Jun-29 Jan-64  
4937  Lanelay Hall Jun-29 Sep-62  
4938  Liddington Hall Jun-29 Nov-62  
4939  Littleton Hall Jul-29 Feb-63  
4940  Ludford Hall Jul-29 Nov-59  
4941  Llangedwyn Hall Jul-29 Oct-62  RESERVED
4942  Maindy Hall Jul-29 Dec-63  
4943  Marrington Hall Jul-29 Dec-63  
4944  Middleton Hall Jul-29 Sep-62  
4945  Milligan Hall Aug-29 Nov-61  
4946  Moseley Hall Aug-29 Jun-63 RESERVED
4947  Nanhoran Hall Aug-29 Sep-62  
4948  Northwick Hall Aug-29 Sep-62  Oil burner 5/47 - 9/48
4949  Packwood Hall Aug-29 Sep-64  
4950  Patshull Hall Aug-29 May-64  
4951  Pendeford Hall Jul-29 Jun-64  
4952  Peplow Hall Aug-29 Sep-62  
4953  Pitchford Hall Aug-29 May-63  
4954  Plaish Hall Aug-29 Nov-64  
4955  Plaspower Hall Aug-29 Oct-63  
4956  Plowden Hall Sep-29 Jul-63 RESERVED
4957  Postlip Hall Sep-29 Mar-62  
4958  Priory Hall Sep-29 Sep-64  
4959  Purley Hall Sep-29 Dec-64  
4960  Pyle Hall Sep-29 Sep-62  
4961  Pyrland Hall Nov-29 Nov-62  
4962  Ragley Hall Nov-29 Oct-65  
4963  Rignall Hall Nov-29 Jun-62  
4964  Rodwell Hall Nov-29 Oct-63  
4965  Rood Ashton Hall Nov-29 Mar-62  
4966  Shakenhurst Hall Nov-29 Nov-63  
4967  Shirenewton Hall Dec-29 Sep-62  
4968  Shotton Hall Dec-29 Jul-62  Oil burner 5/47 - 3/49
4969  Shrugborough Hall Dec-29 Sep-62  
4970  Sketty Hall Dec-29 Jul-63  
4971  Stanway Hall Jan-30 Aug-62  Oil burner 5/47 - 4/49
4972  St. Brides Hall Jan-30 Feb-64  Renamed Saint Brides Hall 1/30
 Oil burner 5/47 - 10/48   RESERVED
4973  Sweeney Hall Jan-30 Jul-62  
4974  Talgarth Hall Jan-30 Apr-62  
4975  Umberslade Hall Jan-30 Sep-63  
4976  Warfield Hall Jan-30 May-64  
4977  Watcombe Hall Jan-30 May-62  
4978  Westwood Hall Feb-30 Sep-64  
4979  Wootton Hall Feb-30 Dec-63  RESERVED
4980  Wrottesley Hall Feb-30 Jul-63  
4981  Abberley Hall Dec-30 Oct-63  RESERVED
4982  Acton Hall Jan-31 May-62  
4983  Albert Hall Jan-31 Dec-63  
4984  Albrighton Hall Jan-31 Sep-62  
4985  Allersley Hall Jan-31 Sep-64  Renamed Allesley Hall Mar 31
4986  Aston Hall Jan-31 May-62  
4987  Brockley Hall Jan-31 Apr-62  
4988  Bulwell Hall Jan-31 Feb-64  
4989  Cherwell Hall Feb-31 Nov-64  RESERVED
4990  Clifton Hall Feb-31 Apr-62  
4991  Cobham Hall Feb-31 Dec-63  
4992  Crosby Hall Feb-31 Apr-65  RESERVED
4993  Dalton Hall Feb-31 Feb-65  
4994  Downton Hall Feb-31 Mar-63  
4995  Easton Hall Feb-31 Jun-62  
4996  Eden Hall Mar-31 Sep-63  
4997  Elton Hall Mar-31 Oct-61  
4998  Eyton Hall Mar-31 Oct-63  
4999  Gopsal Hall Mar-31 Sep-62  
5900  Hinderton Hall Mar-31 Dec-63  
5901  Hazel Hall May-31 Jun-64  
5902  Howick Hall May-31 Nov-62  
5903  Keele Hall May-31 Sep-63  RESERVED
5904  Kelham Hall May-31 Nov-63  
5905  Knowsley Hall May-31 Jul-63  
5906  Lawton Hall May-31 May-62  
5907  Marble Hall May-31 Nov-61  
5908  Moreton Hall Jun-31 Jul-63  
5909  Newton Hall Jun-31 Jul-62  
5910  Park Hall Jun-31 Sep-62  
5911  Preston Hall Jun-31 Sep-62  
5912  Queens Hall Jun-31 Dec-62  Renamed Queen's Hall May 35
5913  Rushton Hall Jun-31 May-62  
5914  Ripon Hall Jul-31 Jan-64  
5915  Trentham Hall Jul-31 Jan-60  
5916  Trinity Hall Jul-31 Jul-62  
5917  Westminster Hall Jul-31 Sep-62  
5918  Walton Hall Jul-31 Sep-62  
5919  Worsley Hall Jul-31 Aug-63  
5920  Wycliffe Hall Aug-31 Jan-62  
5921  Bingley Hall May-33 Jan-62  
5922  Caxton Hall May-33 Jan-64  
5923  Colston Hall May-33 Dec-63  
5924  Dinton Hall May-33 Dec-63  RESERVED
5925  Eastcote Hall May-33 Oct-62  
5926  Grotrian Hall Jun-33 Sep-62  
5927  Guild Hall Jun-33 Oct-64  
5928  Haddon Hall Jun-33 May-62  
5929  Hanham Hall Jun-33 Oct-63  
5930  Hannington Hall Jun-33 Sep-62  
5931  Hatherley Hall Jun-33 Sep-62  
5932  Haydon Hall Jun-33 Oct-65  
5933  Kingsway Hall Jun-33 Aug-65  
5934  Kneller Hall Jun-33 May-64  
5935  Norton Hall Jul-33 May-62  
5936  Oakley Hall Jul-33 Jan-65  
5937  Stanford Hall Jul-33 Nov-63  
5938  Stanley Hall Jul-33 May-63  
5939  Tangley Hall Jul-33 Oct-64  
5940  Whitbourne Hall Aug-33 Sep-62  
5941  Campion Hall Feb-35 Jul-62  
5942  Doldowlod Hall Feb-35 Dec-63  
5943  Elmdon Hall Mar-35 Jun-63  
5944  Ickenham Hall Mar-35 Apr-63  
5945  Leckhamton Hall Mar-35 Apr-63  
5946  Marwell Hall Mar-35 Jul-62  
5947  Saint Benets Hall Mar-35 Jul-62  Renamed Saint Benet's Hall May 35
5948  Siddington Hall Mar-35 Aug-63  
5949  Trematon Hall Apr-35 May-61  
5950  Wardley Hall Apr-35 Nov-61  
5951  Clyffe Hall Dec-35 Apr-64  
5952  Cogan Hall Dec-35 Jun-64  
5953  Dunley Hall Dec-35 Oct-62  
5954  Faendre Hall Dec-35 Oct-63  
5955  Garth Hall Dec-35 Apr-65  Oil burner 6/46 - 10/48
5956  Horsley Hall Dec-35 Mar-63  
5957  Hutton Hall Dec-35 Jul-64  
5958  Knolton Hall Jan-36 Mar-64  
5959  Mawley Hall Jan-36 Sep-62  
5960  Saint Edmund Hall Jan-36 Sep-62  RESERVED
5961  Toynbee Hall Jun-36 Aug-65  
5962  Wantage Hall Jul-36 Nov-64  
5963  Wimpole Hall Jul-36 Jun-64  
5964  Wolseley Hall Jul-36 Sep-62  
5965  Woollas Hall Aug-36 Jul-62  
5966  Ashford Hall Mar-37 Sep-62  
5967  Bickmarsh Hall Mar-37 Jun-64  
5968  Cory Hall Mar-37 Sep-62  
5969  Honington Hall Apr-37 Aug-62  
5970  Hengrave Hall Apr-37 Nov-63  
5971  Merevale Hall Apr-37 Dec-65  
5972  Olton Hall Apr-37 Dec-63  
5973  Rolleston Hall May-37 Sep-62  
5974  Wallsworth Hall Apr-37 Dec-64  
5975  Winslow Hall May-37 Jul-64  
5976  Ashwicke Hall Sep-38 Jul-64  Oil burner 4/47 - 11/48
5977  Beckford Hall Sep-38 Aug-63  
5978  Bodinnick Hall Sep-38 Oct-63  
5979  Cruckton Hall Sep-38 Nov-64  
5980  Dingley Hall Sep-38 Sep-62  
5981  Frensham Hall Oct-38 Sep-62  
5982  Harrington Hall Oct-38 Sep-62  
5983  Henley Hall Oct-38 Apr-65  
5984  Linden Hall Oct-38 Jan-65  
5985  Mostyn Hall Oct-38 Sep-63  
5986  Arbury Hall Nov-39 Sep-63  Oil burner 5/47 - 2/50
5987  Brocket Hall Nov-39 Jan-64  
5988  Bostock Hall Nov-39 Oct-65  
5989  Cransley Hall Dec-39 Jul-62  
5990  Dorford Hall Dec-39 Jan-65  
5991  Gresham Hall Dec-39 Jul-64  
5992  Horton Hall Dec-39 Aug-65  
5993  Kirby Hall Dec-39 May-63  
5994  Roydon Hall Dec-39 Mar-63  
5995  Wick Hall Jan-40 Apr-63  
5996  Mytton Hall Jun-40 Aug-62  
5997  Sparkford Hall Jun-40 Jul-62  
5998  Trevor Hall Jun-40 Mar-64  
5999  Wollaton Hall Jun-40 Sep-62  
6900  Abney Hall Jun-40 Oct-64  
6901  Arley Hall Jul-40 Jun-64  
6902  Butlers Hall Jul-40 May-61  
6903  Belmont Hall Jul-40 Sep-65  
6904  Charfield Hall Jul-40 Jan-65  
6905  Claughton Hall Jul-40 Jun-64  
6906  Chicheley Hall Nov-40 Apr-65  
6907  Davenham Hall Nov-40 Feb-65  
6908  Downham Hall Nov-40 Jul-65  
6909  Frewin Hall Nov-40 Jun-64  
6910  Gossington Hall Dec-40 Oct-65  
6911  Holker Hall Jan-41 Apr-65  
6912  Helmster Hall Jan-41 Feb-64  
6913  Levens Hall Feb-41 Jun-64  
6914  Langton Hall Feb-41 Apr-64  
6915  Mursley Hall Feb-41 Feb-65  
6916  Misterton Hall Jun-41 Aug-65  
6917  Oldlands Hall Jun-41 Sep-65  
6918  Sandon Hall Jun-41 Jun-65  
6919  Tylney Hall Jun-41 Aug-63  
6920  Barningham Hall Jul-41 Dec-63  
6921  Borwick Hall Jul-41 Oct-65  
6922  Burton Hall Jul-41 Apr-65  
6923  Croxteth Hall Jul-41 Dec-65  
6924  Grantley Hall Aug-41 Oct-65  
6925  Hackness Hall Aug-41 Nov-64  
6926  Holkham Hall Nov-41 May-65  
6927  Lilford Hall Nov-41 Oct-65  
6928  Underley Hall Nov-41 Jun-65  
6929  Whorlton Hall Nov-41 Oct-63  
6930  Aldersey Hall Nov-41 Oct-65  
6931  Aldborough Hall Dec-41 Oct-65  
6932  Burwarton Hall Dec-41 Dec-65  
6933  Birtles Hall Dec-41 Nov-64  
6934  Beachamwell Hall Dec-41 Oct-65  
6935  Browsholme Hall Dec-41 Feb-65  
6936  Breccles Hall Jul-42 Nov-64  
6937  Conyngham Hall Jul-42 Dec-65  
6938  Corndean Hall Jul-42 Mar-63  
6939  Calveley Hall Jul-42 Oct-65  
6940  Didlington Hall Aug-42 May-64  
6941  Fillongley Hall Aug-42 Apr-64  
6942  Eshton Hall Aug-42 Dec-64  
6943  Farnley Hall Aug-42 Dec-63  
6944  Fledborough Hall Sep-42 Nov-65  
6945  Glasfryn Hall Sep-42 Sep-64  
6946  Heatherden Hall Dec-42 Jun-64  
6947  Helmingham Hall Dec-42 Nov-65  
6948  Holbrooke Hall Dec-42 Dec-63  
6949  Haberfield Hall Dec-42 May-61  Oil burner 5/47 - 4/49
6950  Kingsthorpe Hall Dec-42 Jun-64  
6951  Impney Hall Feb-43 Dec-65  
6952  Kimberley Hall Feb-43 Dec-65  
6953  Leighton Hall Feb-43 Dec-65  Oil burner 4/47 - 9/48
6954  Lotherton Hall Mar-43 May-64  
6955  Lydcott Hall Mar-43 Feb-65  
6956  Mottram Hall Mar-43 Dec-65  
6957  Norcliffe Hall Apr-43 Oct-65  Oil burner 4/47 - 3/50
6958  Oxburgh Hall Apr-43 Jun-65