Diecast, LMS 7217 locomotive

The title to this article has no manufacturer’s name in it as to date I have no information on this diecast locomotive casting, I have tried my own research and been to various specialist websites and groups but no one really knows for sure, the most frequent comment has been it’s made by Budgie Toys, but as seen lower down this page, I have added pictures of the only known Budgie locomotive made.

This is the LMS loco 7217

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Shown as a 0-6-0 tank locomotive of dubious heritage, in other words I have not found a real example, the nearest being Jinty as seen below in the Budgie casting.

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A basic casting but I do like it and also the fact it seems quite rare and with no provenance adds to the mystery, if it is a casting of the well known Jinty 0-6-0 tank locomotive it’s a very┬ánaive version.

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There are no markings to establish even a glimmer of heritage, so if you know more please get in touch.

Updated; further research has revealed this loco did exist, I have found the record of LMS 7217 found on Rail UK

In short it was renumbered 47217 and even better found a picture of it.

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This confirms it should of looked like the Budgie casting, as I said in the main post, it’s a very┬ánaive version.

Shown below with the Budgie Jinty, the Budgie number belongs to a completey different loco, so guess Budgie Toys just made it up.

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For more on the Budgie Jinty Click Here

 


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