Scale: 8 mm/ft – 522 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 670 mm x 305 mm (26.4 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
If printed the first signed and numbered print of Clun Castle (1/250) will be allocated by a draw.
To be entered into this draw you must make an advance order in the three weeks prior to the publication date.
If you would like to be notified when advance orders are being taken just fill in the online GWR Castle Form.
The Castle Class were an enlargement of G.J. Churchward’s Star class and were designed by C.B. Collett, the first appearing in 1923. The class was added to over the next 27 years, with many changes being made along the way.
No. 7029 Clun Castle was one of the ‘5098’ class, appearing after nationalisation in 1950. In 1959 it was fitted with a double chimney and four row superheater, plus the mechanical lubricator was moved to beside the smokebox, giving better access to the inside motion.
Clun Castle is portrayed in the condition it hauled the last scheduled steam hauled service out of Paddington, the 16.15 train to Banbury, June 11th 1965. It has been preserved.
Built: Swindon, May 1950
Double Chimney: October 1959
Total Millage: 618,073
Withdrawn: December 1965