Hornby R3402

LNER, The Queen of Scots Train Pack - Era 3

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

Manufacturer description

The "Queen of Scots" service commenced in 1928, but its development can be traced back to Grouping, in 1923, when the fledgling LNER acquired a number of Great Eastern Pullmans. Instead of allocating them on a piecemeal basis, as the GER had done, the LNER"s management decided to open up a new luxury service to Newcastle, via Leeds and Harrogate. The Harrogate Pullman was a success and the route was extended to Edinburgh, running non-stop from Kings Cross to Harrogate from the autumn of 1925. From May 1, 1928, when two new 8 car, all-steel Pullman K type sets were introduced for a route extension to Glasgow and the "Queen of Scots" service commenced Hauled initially by the Ivatt Atlantics, by 1935 the 400 ton, ten car train necessitated the use of A1, A3 and A4 locomotives and even Gresley"s W1 design was allocated at times. At Leeds, two cars were detached from the service, leaving eight to continue on the journey. This train pack recreates the service in the second half of the 1930s, withGresley "A4" 4-6-2 4500 Garganey in LNER garter blue, which will be accompanied by all-steel K-Type Brake Third 'No. 77', Kitchen First 'Thelma' and Parlour First 'Sheila'. Roofboards will be fitted to each carriage and a headboard for the "A4" will be included as a separate fitting to complete the model. Contents: - 'A4" 4-6-2 4500 Garganey in LNER garter blue - All-steel K-Type Brake Third 'No. 77' - All-steel K-Type Kitchen First 'Thelma' - All-steel K-Type Parlour First 'Sheila'.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3402
RRP:
£331.99
Release date:
2016

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8-pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
LNER garter blue
Colour
Garter Blue
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Coupling
NEM
Name
Garganey
Running number
4500

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
A4 Class
Operator
LNER Garter Blue
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Max speed
90 mph
Designer
Sir Nigel Gresley
Motive power
Steam
Ordered by
London & North Eastern Railway
Built
April 1938
Built by
London & North Eastern Railway
Built at
Doncaster
Total produced
35
Length of service
26 years
Withdrawn
October 1964
Coach type
Pullman Car Company K Class

* 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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