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68XX 'Grange' 4-6-0

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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 3,500 gallon, 4,000 gallon tenders or even the Hawksworth 8ft wide 4000 gallon tender. 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. Frequent boiler changes at overhauls meant that some 'Granges' also appeared with the larger, shorter 'Hall' Class copper capped chimneys. Later in the BR period many 'Granges' had the tall ID (improved draughting) copper capped chimney. We are offering all the chimney types, except for the short-lived cast iron pattern. Apart from Scaleseven or Finescale 0 gauge, the only other option will be a choice of tapered or parallel buffers, chimneys and tenders.

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.

We will build 60 'Granges', 12 in GWR livery and 48 in BR liveries. It is not possible two swap GWR and BR engines as there are significant differences. 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.

One 'Grange' is being finished as special model of 6880 Betton Grange (the Grange replica now being built). This will be donated to the Betton Grange Group.

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As production is now complete, all the locomotives have been allocated names: 12 GWR and 48 BR. It may be possible to change names and numbers (easier on BR locomotives than GWR locomotives) if particular names are required and these are not amongst the 5 extra reserve names that we have included. There will normally be an additional (modest) charge for this work that on GWR engines means changing the number on the front buffer beam. There will also be a delay in delivery of such models and the change will necessitate extra working time. Our Grange models are amongst the finest we have ever made and as production is limited to only 62 models not not all names are still available.

EU Customers can enquire about paying in Euros. As the models have now been completed all reservations are now committed and are not eligible for cancellation and/or refunds other than in the most exceptional circumstances.

68XX 'Grange' prices

Model Type   Base price Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment
68XX 'Grange'   £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 2805 250 1485 1130 2865
EU Price inc VAT 3355 250 1485 1680 3415
UK Price inc VAT 3355 250 1485 1620 3355

PLEASE NOTE: There is no delivery charge for UK customers (excluding Northern Ireland and remote postal areas).
For all orders from outside the UK, Northern Ireland and remote postal areas, a delivery charge of £60 will be included in the final payment. 

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