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Older Hornby/Wrenn Variations of the Modified Bulleid Light Pacific loco

Text by John Russell

WC/BB R2584

photograph from Hornby Dublo Electric Trains


Hornby Dublo produced both a 2 rail and 3 rail versions of this type in the years 1961 to 1964. The stocks of Barnstaple were taken into the Triang Hornby range and included in the 1966 catalogue. These Hornby-Dublo tools were sold on to Wrenn (see table later). Here is a table of the these 2 Hornby-Dublo models:-
 
Catalogue Nš Running Nš Name Pick-up Livery Years of Production
2235 34005 Barnstaple 2-rail BR Brunswick Green 1961 - 1966
3235 34042 Dorchester 3-rail BR Brunswick Green 1961 - 1964
 
WC/BB W2236A

photograph from Wrenn Collection Index

Wrenn produced around 25 variations of this model using the Hornby-Dublo tools. Some of the liveries and numbers used are from the larger Merchant Navy class, which is not correct for this model (these have a number starting with 35). There are also a few fictitious livers, such as Malachite Green, which these locos never had after the rebuilding by BR. A few limited editions were in Khaki. They are all listed here:-
 
Catalogue Nš Running Nš Name Livery Years of Production
W2235 34005 Barnstaple BR Brunswick Green 1968 - 1992
W2236 34042 Dorchester BR Brunswick Green 1970 - 1992
W2236X 34016 Bodmin BR Brunswick Green,
Black Nameplates
1980
W2237 21C109 Lyme Regis Bulleid Malachite Green! 1973 - 1990
W2238 35028 Clan Line BR Brunswick Green 1977 - 1988
W2239 34028 Eddystone BR Brunswick Green 1979 - 1988
W2269 34053 Sir Keith Park BR Brunswick Green,
Golden Arrow
1984 - 1992
W2269x 34053 Sir Keith Park BR Brunswick Green 1983 - 1992
W2287 34036 Westward Ho! BR Brunswick Green 1989 - 1992
W2296 34021 Dartmoor BR Brunswick Green 1990 - 1992
W2297 35010 Blue Star Line BR Brunswick Green 1990 - 1992
W2309 34036 Westward Ho! BR Black Unlined 1989 - 1992
W2402 34090 Sir Eustace Missenden BR Brunswick Green 1987 - 1988
W2415 34052 Lord Dowding BR Brunswick Green 1990 - 1992
W2236A 34016 Bodmin BR Brunswick Green,
Red Nameplates
1980 - 1988
W2236A 34016 Bodmin Khaki 1984 - 1985
W2237 21C109 Lyme Regis SR Blue over Green? ????
W2237 21C109 Lyme Regis Bulleid Malachite Green,
more Orange transfers
1991 - 1992
W2238 35028 Clan Line BR Brunswick Green,
Etched Brass Nameplates
1988 - 1992
W2269 34053 Sir Keith Park BR Brunswick Green,
Golden Arrow, Later Lining
1990 - 1992
W2269X 34053 Sir Keith Park Khaki 1984 - 1985
W2309 34036 Westward Ho! BR Black Unlined,
No smoke deflectors
1991 - 1992
 
The details in this table have been checked against the 5th Edition of Ramsay's British Model Train Catalogue (published in 2006).
 

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