Hornby R3978 LNER Class W1 'Hush Hush' Streamlined 4-6-4 Steam Locomotive No 10000 - OO Scale

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Up to the outbreak of war in 1939, and during the war years, 10000 worked mainly on Kings Cross main line duties and with its power and smooth riding it was a popular engine with the LNER's drivers, though less so with the firemen due to the distance between the shovelling plate and the firehole door. The locomotive also became more 'fitter' friendly after April 1942 when the skirting was removed from ahead and behind the outside cylinders to improve access in wartime conditions. Post war, at the time of nationalisation and now numbered 60700, the corridor tender was swapped for the streamlined non-corridor tender from 60004 William Whitelaw and the locomotive was engaged in more varied duties, working occasional passenger services to Leeds and Cambridge from Kings Cross alongside the occasional 'lodging' turns to Newcastle. Following allocation to Doncaster on 25 October 1953, 60700 became a more frequent visitor to Leeds and also worked turns to Sheffield, as well as Doncaster to Peterborough passenger services and various braked goods trains. In a similar circumstance to 10000 never receiving its proposed name of British Enterprise in November 1929, 60700 never received its intended name of Pegasus, for which the nameplates were cast on 13 April 1951.


Length - Without Packaging (cm): 30.7

Item Scale: 1/76

Finish: Painted Colour: Grey

Gauge: OO

DCC Status: DCC Ready 8-pin socket

Operator: LNER

Designer: Gresley

Wheel Configuration: 2-6-4

Livery: LNER Photographic Grey

Minimum Curve (mm): Radius 2

Motor: 5 Pole skew wound

Age 14+ This is not a toy.


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