Evening Star - R401

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The last steam locomotive to be built for British Railways, the "Evening Star" was named at Swindon in March 1960. Every detail of the powerful 2-10-0 original is captured in this 94 part kit which features working value gear, optional couplings and an 18 item colour transfer sheet. Finished length of the locomotive and tender is 10 5/8 inches. - Taken from the 4th edition catalogue (1966)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as 'Evening Star' from Evening Star.

9th edition catalogue (1971), recorded as a Series 5 kit.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 4
First Issued: 1964

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Charles Oates

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
4th Edition (1966) Ref: R401
5th Edition (1967) Ref: R401
6th Edition (1968) Ref: R401
7th Edition (1969) Ref: R401
8th Edition (1970) Ref: R401
9th Edition (1971) Ref: R502
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 05652-0
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 05652-0
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 05652-0
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 05652-0
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 05652-0
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 05652-0
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 05652-0

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