The Princess Royal was Stanier's answer to the problem. Many of the features of the loco were inspired by the Kings of the GWR from where Stanier had moved to the LMS. The first batch of locos consisted of 3 engines, but in February 1933 it was decided to build the 3rd loco as a geared turbine design. The first loco 6200 Princess Royal emerged form Crewe in 1933, 6201 the 2nd loco entered service on November the 2nd and for nearly 2 years these were the onnly two Princess Royals in traffic, despite showing a very good performance.
An order for 10 further locos was placed in June 1934which entered service between July and October 1935, these locos incorporated a number of improvements, most noticeable being a shorter boiler barrel and longer firebox. By 1937, Stanier had evolved the design into the Princess Coronation Class, or Duchess.
The Princess Royals however served the railway well, the first withdrawals coming in 1961, and two examples of these fine machines have been preserved. 6211 Queen Maud entered traffic in October 1935 allocated to Camden shed. The loco was initially paired with a riveted 9 ton tender, exchanging it for a 10 ton riveted tender in July 1936.
Queen Maud spent the majority of her life allocated to Crew, with short spell at Edge Hill in 1956 and was withdrawn from Crewe on 7th October 1961. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railways & Trains\Railways & Trains\Locomotives".The seller is "50029renown" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.