Wrenn W.2283 Woodcock A4 Class Locomotive - LNER Grey

W.2283 Woodcock A4 Class Locomotive - LNER Grey - VERY RARE

This is probably one of the most sought after A4 Class Locomotives that Wrenn, Basildon produced, W.2283 "Woodcock" in LNER Grey, running number 4489. Introduced in late Period 4, only 173 were produced, of which 43 were supplied between 1991/2 before Basildon closure.

Wrenn, Basildon only produced 3 Locomotives in Grey, the others being the W2281 War Department 8F, and W2294 "Duchess of Abercorn".

All three of these are essential to any Wrenn Collection, but please be careful as all 3 have been copied over the years. Points to look out for as the box is as important as the contents in most cases.

  • Avoid the "Curly R"  type boxes, these are not genuine Wrenn, Basildon or Cheshunt. Simarly the picture of the Loco on the box facia should always sit on the track.
  • All the Loco boxes should be from Period 4 and  have proper stamps on the box ends, not labels.
  • The underneath of the inner box should show a " Packer No" stamp with a 5 digit code (pre1990) or 6 digit code(1991/2)

When purchasing always look for a second opinion, it does not cost any money and can save you dissapointment in the future.


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