Wrenn W2275 5 Pole Hurricanes - RARE KHAKI and Green BR Versions

Wrenn W 2275 5 Pole Hurricane RARE KHAKI and Green BR Versions

The Wrenn W2275 5 Pole KHAKI coloured versions are highly sought after by Collectors and/or Layout runners alike. They also add a distinct  difference to their Wrenn Loco fleet. Produced by Wrenn Basildon between 1982/5 some people believe they were mistakes, others like myself recognise them as genuine Basildon production items and hence collectable. 

The first picture illustrates W2275 5 Pole Hurricanes in both Khaki and BR Green Liveries. No production figures exist I believe for the Khaki variation, however based on my experience as a collector I would say under 50 across the various ranges. Other Khaki Locos were reviewed previously under "NEWS"  on my website. This subject is also covered by Maurice Gunter in "THE STORY OF WRENN" as previously stated. Why the Colour difference - Many theories exist however I believe it was due to pigment variation in the paint prior to spraying and baking. Please remember "copies" do exist in the market so please seek a second opinion before you commit.

The second picture illustrates the box labelling (both ends) which was done before Basildon had produced the final stamp for the Hurricane. NOTE : type face and size of the labels they are all the same. These were done on the "infamous" Wrenn typewriter across a wide range of Wrenn Locomotives - where is the typewriter now, unfortunately not in my collection! 

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