Hornby R1252M

LNER 'Sir Nigel Gresley' Train Set, Centenary Year Limited Edition - 1938

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)

Manufacturer description
Introducing the New Dublo Scale By the 1930s Frank Hornby's '0' Gauge train system had grown considerably both in the large number of items available and in popularity but new houses were by that time being built smaller than they had been previously and consequently limiting the space available for amongst other things an '0' Gauge train layout. Consequently, such restriction on space had an influence on the sales of Hornby's '0' Gauge trains.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R1252M
RRP:
£250.00
Release date:
2020

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8-pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
LNER garter blue
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Coupling
NEM
Name
Sir Nigel Gresley
Running numbers
4498, 1434, 58700

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
A4 Class
Operator
LNER
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Max speed
90 mph
Designer
Sir Nigel Gresley
Motive power
Steam
Ordered by
London & North Eastern Railway
Built
October 1937
Built by
London & North Eastern Railway
Built at
Doncaster
Total produced
35
Length of service
28 years
Withdrawn
February 1966
Coach type
London & North Eastern Railway Gresley
TOPS classification
TK (Third Corridor)

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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