Hornby’s ‘Lord Nelson’ for 'OO' gauge

Hornby's 'OO' gauge 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0 made its debut in 2019. With a new batch on the horizon, MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this Southern Railway express locomotive.

HEAVIER TRAINS running from London to Dover and Folkestone meant the Southern Railway needed new and more capable motive power in the mid-1920s to keep pace with its expanding operations. To meet these needs Richard Maunsell set about designing a four-cylinder express locomotive – the ‘Lord Nelson’ class – which went on to become the Southern’s most powerful 4-6-0. 

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