Hornby R3840

LNER, Class W1 'Hush Hush', 4-6-4, 10000 - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
The first reference to 10000's designation as Class W1 was on 9 November 1926, but where the widely adopted name of 'Hush-Hush' came from is disputed. It could be that the nickname arose in the late summer of 1928, as news of Gresley's new locomotive began to leak out. However other sources suggest this was possibly an internal Darlington name that came from the distinctively quiet motion sound the loco made or even because of a mistaken caption that featured in a Path News item.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3840
RRP:
£199.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Grey
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Battleship Grey
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Running number
10000

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
London & North Eastern Railway W1 "Hush-Hush"
Operator
LNER
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-4
Designer
Sir Nigel Gresley
Built
1929-1929
Total produced
1

* 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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