Hornby R3171

LNER, P2 Class, 2-8-2, 2001 'Cock 'O The North' - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Edinburgh to Aberdeen route had steep gradients and tight curves and the express passenger service was usually worked by a double header of two small engines. To overcome this situation, Nigel Gresley, Chief Mechanical Engineer (CME) of the LNER began designing a new locomotive at the LNER Doncaster Works in 1932. The 2-8-2 configured locomotive was given the classification P2 and had four driving axles for greater adhesion, an A3 type boiler and a Kylchap type blastpipe/chimney system. A total of six of the Class were built. As the first two were returned to Doncaster for repairs they were fitted with streamlined fronts similar to the A4 Pacifics. The last four to be built were outshopped with streamlined fronts. By 1944 the whole Class had been withdrawn. The 'A1 Trust', builders of the A1 locomotive 'Tornado', are planning to build a Class P2 locomotive as it was originally outshopped from the LNER and have accordingly formed the "P2 Steam Locomotive Company".

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3171
RRP:
£104.99
Release date:
2013

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Apple/Doncaster Green, Lined (Silver)
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
3 Pole
Name
Cock O' The North
Running number
2001

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
P2 Class
Operator
LNER
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
2-8-2
Designer
Sir Nigel Gresley
Ordered by
London & North Eastern Railway
Built
May 1934
Built by
London & North Eastern Railway
Built at
Doncaster
Total produced
6
Length of service
25 years
Withdrawn
February 1960

* 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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