Hornby R3843 LNER Rebuilt , Class W1 4-6-4, 10000 – Era 3 in Garter Blue OO Gauge 4MM
Another stunning looking Model in this fine range, Super detail of course with loads of eyecatching detail added.
DCC ready 8 Pin socket
Looks very smart in LNER Lined out Garter Blue livery
This is a Loco drive model , fitted with skew wound 5 pole motor and NEM pocket Couplings.
This model is brand new and unused. Comes with instructions and unused detail pack
Model Condition 10/10 Box 10/10
Having completed nearly 90,000 miles of test running since new, Sir Nigel Gresley’s W1 4-6-4HP 10000 entered Darlington Works on 21 August 1935 for what was anticipated to be a major overhaul and modification. During this period Gresley decided that it was time to rebuild 10000 as a three cylinder locomotive with a conventional firetube boiler and 10000 was moved to Doncaster Works on 13 October 1936, the first drawing for the modification being prepared at the end of November.
When 10000 was finally released from Doncaster Works in November 1937, it was a significantly different locomotive; being fitted with a diagram 111 boiler that was very similar to the diagram 108 boiler fitted to 2006 Wolf of Badenoch, and with a streamlined casing to the same pattern as the A4 class. As many components as possible from the original W1 were used in the rebuild, including the frames, which were shortened by 1 ½ feet at the front end. Other items, where needed, were sourced from the A4 class, the A3 class or, like the front bogie, from the B17 and an experimental double Kylchap blastpipe and chimney was fitted.