Hornby R3989

LNER, A1 Class, 2564 'Knight of Thistle' (diecast footplate and flickering firebox) - Era 3

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description

Built in August 1924, Gresley designed A1 No. 2564 was typical of the majority of the class in being named after a racehorse, in this case ‘Knight of the Thistle’, winner of the 1897 Royal Hunt Cup. The locomotive was the second of 20 A1s to be built by the North British Locomotive Company rather than being built at Doncaster Works. Under Thompson’s 1946 renumbering scheme ‘Knight of Thistle’ became locomotive No. 65. The locomotive was rebuilt to A3 specification in March 1947 and continued in service until being withdrawn by BR in June 1964.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3989
RRP:
£209.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Apple/Doncaster Green, Lined (Silver)
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Name
Knight of Thistle
Running number
2564

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
London & North Eastern Railway A1 (Gresley)
Operator
LNER
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
4-6-2
Designer
Gresley
Built
1922-1935
Total produced
52

* 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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