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68XX 'Grange' 4-6-0

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Grange 1

Churchward's 1901 grand plan for a series of standard locomotives constructed from a pool of common parts included a 4-6-0 with 5ft 8in driving wheels, a No. 1 boiler and two outside cylinders. In the event, such a locomotive did not materialise from Swindon until 1936 by which time Collett was in charge. Apart from the Collett cab, screw reverse and a number of detail modifications however, the design for the 'Grange' class was virtually pure Churchward.

The trigger for the introduction of the 'Granges' was the fact that many of the earlier 43XX moguls were becoming life-expired by the mid-1930s and the Running Department had been asking for some time for a 4-6-0 that could take over the work of many of the older 2-6-0 and 4-4-0 designs. By withdrawing 80 of the Churchward Moguls, Collett was able to re-use some of their components – such as wheels and motion – in the constuction of the 'Granges'.

In essence, the 'Grange' is a 'Hall' with smaller wheels. The No. 1 boiler made the engines more powerful than the Moguls they were intended to replace but the weight also placed them in the 'red' route restriction group. Although this limited their sphere of operation rather more than the 'blue' Moguls, they were still widely spread over the GW system. The 'Granges' proved to be extremely capable mixed traffic locomotives which could also show a good turn of speed on passenger work when required.

When new the 'Granges' were coupled to Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders, while later in life many of them received Collett 4,000 gallon tenders or even the Hawksworth 8ft wide 4000 gallon tender. Some 'Granges' were seen with the later Collett 3,500 gallon tender and all these tenders are available, with the option of purchasing extra tendes at £600 each if required.

The first four 'Granges' were turned out with rather plain cast iron chimneys but the later engines had a new design of copper capped chimney which became standard for the class. Boiler interchange at overhauls meant that some 'Granges' also appeared with the larger, shorter 'Hall' Class copper capped chimneys. We will be offering both the copper capped types, but not the short-lived cast iron pattern. Apart from Scaleseven of Finescale 0 gauge, the only other option will be a choice of tapered or parallel buffers.

We will build 60 'Granges' and six liveries will be offered: GW green with the shirtbutton monogram; GW green with G W R; GW black with G W R; BR lined black with lion-over-wheel emblem (1949-53); BR plain black with lion-over-wheel emblem (1953-56), BR lined green with later totem (late 1956 onwards). All the BR period locomotives will be fitted with smokebox door number plates and shedcode plates.

68XX 'Grange' prices

Model Type   Base price Carriage charge Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment
68XX 'Grange'   £ £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 2805 60 250 1485 1070 2865
EU Price inc VAT 3355 60 250 1485 1620 3360
UK Price inc VAT 3300 0 250 1485 1620 3300

 

Number Name Into traffic Withdrawn
6800 Arlington Grange Aug-36 Jun-64
6801 Aylburton Grange Aug-36 Oct-60
6802 Bampton Grange Sep-36 Aug-61
6803 Bucklebury Grange Sep-36 Sep-65
6804 Brockington Grange Sep-36 Aug-64.
6805 Broughton Grange Sep-36 Mar-61
6806 Blackwell Grange Sep-36 Oct-64
6807 Birchwood Grange Sep-36 Dec-63
6808 Beenham Grange Sep-36 Aug-64
6809 Burghclere Grange Sep-36 Jul-63
6810 Blakemere Grange Nov-36 Oct-64
6811 Cranbourne Grange Nov-36 Jul-64
6812 Chesford Grange Nov-36 Feb-65
6813 Eastbury Grange Dec-36 Sep-65
6814 Enborne Grange Dec-36 Dec-63
6815 Frilford Grange Dec-36 Nov-65
6816 Frankton Grange Dec-36 Jul-65
6817 Gwenddwr Grange Dec-36 Apr-65
6818 Hardwick Grange Dec-36 Apr-64
6819 Highnam Grange Dec-36 Nov-65
6820 Kingstone Grange Jan-37 Jul-65
6821 Leaton Grange Jan-37 Nov-64
6822 Manton Grange Jan-37 Sep-64
6823 Oakley Grange Jan-37 Jun-65
6824 Ashley Grange Jan-37 Apr-64
6825 Llanvair Grange Feb-37 Jun-64
6826 Nannerth Grange Feb-37 May-65
6827 Llanfrechfa Grange Feb-37 Sep-65
6828 Trellech Grange Feb-37 Jul-63
6829 Burmington Grange Mar-37 Nov-65
6830 Buckenhill Grange Aug-37 Oct-65
6831 Bearley Grange Aug-37 Oct-65
6832 Brockton Grange Aug-37 Jan-64
6833 Calcot Grange Aug-37 Oct-65
6834 Dummer Grange Aug-37 Jun-64
6835 Eastham Grange Sep-37 May-63
6836 Estevarney Grange Sep-37 Aug-65
6837 Forthampton Grange Sep-37 Jul-65
6838 Goodmoor Grange Sep-37 Nov-65
6839 Hewell Grange Sep-37 May-64
6840 Hazeley Grange Sep-37 Feb-65
6841 Marlas Grange Sep-37 Jun-65
6842 Nunhold Grange Sep-37 Nov-64
6843 Poulton Grange Oct-37 Feb-64
6844 Penhydd Grange Oct-37 Apr-64
6845 Paviland Grange Oct-37 Sep-64
6846 Ruckley Grange Oct-37 Sep-64
6847 Tidmarsh Grange Oct-37 Dec-65
6848 Toddington Grange Oct-37 Dec-65
6849 Walton Grange Oct-37 Dec-65
6850 Cleeve Grange Oct-37 Dec-64
6851 Hurst Grange Nov-37 Aug-65
6852 Headbourne Grange Nov-37 Jan-64
6853 Morehampton Grange Nov-37 Oct-65
6854 Roundhill Grange Nov-37 Sep-65
6855 Saighton Grange Nov-37 Oct-65
6856 Stowe Grange Nov-37 Nov-65
6857 Tudor Grange Nov-37 Oct-65
6858 Woolston Grange Dec-37 Oct-65
6859 Yiewsley Grange Dec-37 Nov-65
6860 Aberporth Grange Feb-39 Feb-65
6861 Crynant Grange Feb-39 Oct-65
6862 Derwent Grange Feb-39 Jun-65
6863 Dolhywel Grange Feb-39 Nov-64
6864 Dymock Grange Feb-39 Oct-65
6865 Hopton Grange Mar-39 May-62
6866 Morfa Grange Mar-39 May-65
6867 Peterston Grange Mar-39 Aug-64
6868 Penrhos Grange Mar-39 Oct-65
6869 Resolven Grange Mar-39 Jul-65
6870 Bodicote Grange Mar-39 Sep-65
6871 Bourton Grange Mar-39 Oct-65
6872 Crawley Grange Mar-39 Dec-65
6873 Caradoc Grange Apr-39 Jun-64
6874 Haughton Grange Apr-39 Sep-65
6875 Hindford Grange Apr-39 Mar-64
6876 Kingsland Grange Apr-39 Nov-65
6877 Llanfair Grange Apr-39 Mar-65
6878 Longford Grange May-39 Nov-64
6879 Overton Grange May-39 Oct-65