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Collett Manor Class

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  1. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection of Collett 4-6-0's features the 7800 'Manor' Class


    The Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 Class or Manor Class is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive. They were designed as a lighter version of the GWR Grange Class, giving them a wider Route Availability. Like the 'Granges', the 'Manors' used parts from the GWR 4300 Class Moguls but just on the first batch of twenty. Twenty were built between 1938 and 1939, with British Railways adding a further 10 in 1950. They were named after Manors in the area covered by the Great Western Railway
    Although successful mixed traffic designs, neither the Hall nor the Grange 4-6-0 classes were able to cover the full range of duties previously undertaken by the 4300 Class 2-6-0 locomotives due to their ‘red’ weight classification. By the late 1930s a lighter version of the Grange class was urgently required for those cross-country and branch line duties forbidden to heavier locomotives. A new lighter (Swindon No.14) boiler was therefore designed, and as with the Grange Class, the driving wheels and motion components were recovered from withdrawn members of the 4300 Class. The Manor class, with an axle loading of just over 17 tons, could be utilised on many lines from which the heavier Granges were barred
    The first of the Manors No.7800 Torquay Manor was built at Swindon Works and entered traffic in January 1938. By February 1939 twenty were in service but outbreak of war forced the cancellation of construction of a further batch of twenty locomotives. After nationalisation, the newly created Western Region of British Railways was authorised to build ten more of the class. Nos.7820-29 at Swindon in November and December 1950
    Unlike the Granges of 1936 where the use of a standard design and the re-use of existing components had produced a masterpiece, the initial performance of the Manors was comparatively mediocre. ‘Were it not for the constraints of war there is every reason to expect that Swindon would have recalled the engines for modifications’ There was no attempt to improve the steaming; a British Railway edict permitted construction only of existing pre-nationalisation designs. Subsequent trials showed the engines did not require too much work to correct their faults. Internal alterations to the blastpipe and an increase in air space in the firegrate added to the new type of narrow chimney noticeably improved the draughting. After trials on ten of the class, the improvements became standard after July 1954.
    The first examples were despatched to depots at Wolverhampton, Bristol, Gloucester, Shrewsbury, Westbury in Wiltshire and Neyland in South Wales. In October 1938 No.7805 Broome Manor underwent clearance tests between Ruabon and Barmouth. Subsequently, the class were used over the main lines of the erstwhile Cambrian Railways, with its headquarters and works in Oswestry. The Manors were also successfully employed in the West Country where they were used for banking and piloting trains over the Devon banks between Newton Abbot and Plymouth. Their light axleloading also allowed them across the Tamar Bridge and on to the branch lines of Cornwall.
    By 1959 twenty-one Manors were congregated in Mid- and South Wales. Their most prestigious working was the Cambrian Coast Express, where a Manor took over from a King or Castle at Shrewsbury and worked through to Aberystwyth. Others of the class operated in the Birmingham, Gloucester and Hereford areas while the handful stationed at Reading frequently ventured on to the Southern Region line to Guildford and Redhill.
    The first Manor to be withdrawn was No.7809 Childrey Manor, of Shrewsbury depot in April 1963 and which was cut up at Swindon. By May 1965 the numbers had been halved and the final two in service, No.7808 Cookham Manor of Gloucester, and No.7829 Ramsbury Manor of Didcot, were condemned in December 1965. Remarkably, for a relatively small class where thirty engines were built, nine examples have been preserved.

    This collection features 7800-7811 built 1938

    7800 Torquay Manor

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    7801 Anthony Manor

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    7803 Barcote Manor Aberystwyth 5th June 1946


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    7804 Baydon Manor

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    7804 Baydon Manor Swindon 28/6/63


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    7806 Cockington Manor

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    7807 Compton Manor Moat Lane shed 1952
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    7808 Cookham Manor & Dukedog 9016

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    7809 Childrey Manor Exeter 29th June 1950
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    7810 Draycott Manor Fullerton Jct 10.15am Cheltenham Spa-Southampton service

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    7811 Dunley Manor

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  2. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection of the Manor class features 7812-7819 built in 1939



    7813 Freshford Manor + 5044 Earl of Dunraven at Rattery





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    7812 Erlestoke Manor Shrewsbury 8/9/63

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    7813 Freshford Manor


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    7814 Fringford Manor Cardiff General 1960's








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    7814 Fringford Manor



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    7816 Frilsham Manor

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    7817 Garsington Manor Southall 1965



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    7818 Granville Manor Ellesmere Shropshire 3rd June 1961


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    7818 Granville Manor Gloucester shed 18th September 1949



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    7819 Hinton Manor


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    7819 Hinton Manor Southall shed

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