Hornby’s rebuilt ‘W1’ 4-6-4s

We’ve seen the original condition model of Gresley’s unique 4-6-4 and now Hornby has delivered its enticing version of the rebuilt locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects the ‘W1’ with ‘A4’ style streamlined casing with video of the first models in action on our test track.

HORNBY’S model of the Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 is one of a group of high profile exciting new additions from the manufacturer alongside the newly arrived Class 370 APT and the soon to be released Class 91 AC electric. Combining the fascinating story of the locomotive’s creation as an experiment and the fact that there was only ever one built, the ‘W1’ is a model which is hard to resist.

In 1929,

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