A nameplate, READING ABBEY, from the GWR 4073 Castle Class 4-6-0 No 5084 rebuilt in April 1937 from the 1922-built Star Class 4-6-0 No 4064 whose name it retained with the addition of the CASTLE CLASS appendage below the name. The rebuilt engine first entered service at Weymouth and finished its GWR days at Bristol Bath Road, later moving to Swindon and finally in 1955 to Old Oak Common where it remained until withdrawal in July 1962 and was sold for scrap to Cashmores at Newport. The engine takes its name from the Benedictine Abbey founded by King Henry I, some ruins of which remain in Forbury Gardens, Reading. Ex loco condition, a bolt still in the lower left hole, moving freely and easily removed if required. STEAM NAMEPLATE SPECIAL: Buy a main line steam nameplate and we can deliver it to you promptly, free of charge. This offer applies to addresses in England, Scotland and Wales. We are happy to accept entries for future sales against nameplates purchased and can collect when making delivery. Please phone the office to discuss.