Bulleid locomotives quiz

Bulleid quiz

Do you know your 'Merchants' from your 'Battle of Britains' and your 'Q1s' from your 'Qs'? Put your knowledge of Bulleid locomotives and models to the test in our latest model railway quiz. 

Merchant Navy

Question 1 of 10

In which year and at which works were the first Bulleid 'Pacifics' built?

1941, Eastleigh
1942, Ashford
1942, Brighton
1942, Eastleigh

Question 2 of 10

How many Bulleid 'Pacifics' were built in total between the 'Merchant Navy' and 'Light Pacific' fleets?


Question 3 of 10

What was the unique feature of the valve gear on Bulleid's air-smoothed 'Pacifics'?

Chain driven valve gear
Stephenson link motion
Conjugated valve gear
Walschaerts valve gear

Question 4 of 10

What year was the Hornby Dublo model of the rebuilt 'Light Pacific' first introduced?


Question 5 of 10

Where did Hornby launch its 2001 all-new model of the Bulleid air-smoothed 'Light Pacifics' and with which locomotive?

Mid Hants Railway with 34007 Wadebridge
Swanage Railway with 34072 257 Squardon
Bluebell Railway with 21C123 Blackmoor Vale
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway with 34092 City of Wells

Question 6 of 10

What was the name given to the first Bulleid 'Merchant Navy', 21C1?

Channel Packet
Royal Mail
Canadian Pacific
Union Castle

Question 7 of 10

What were the numbers of Bulleid's first three main line diesel locomotives?

10021, 10022, 10023
12001, 12002, 12003
10201, 10202, 10203
10120, 10220, 10230

Question 8 of 10

Which of these locomotives has been released in BR lined blue for both 'OO' and 'N' gauge by Hornby and Graham Farish?

35023 Holland-Afrika Line
35024 East Asiatic Company
35025 Brocklebank Line
35026 Lamport & Holt Line

Question 9 of 10

When was the last Bulleid 'Pacific' withdrawn from service?

July 6 1967
July 7 1967
July 8 1967
July 9 1967

Question 10 of 10

Which of these Bulleid 'West Country' 4-6-2s is not preserved?

34003 Plymouth
34007 Wadebridge
34027 Taw Valley
34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair

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