'Hush Hush' sample
Hornby has received the first engineering samples of its LNER 'W1' 4-6-4 for 'OO' gauge together with releasing side profile artwork of the locomotive in its different liveries.
The assembled sample covers the 'Hush Hush' 4-6-4 in its original condition with high pressure boiler while Hornby has also received components for the locomotive in its rebuilt condition with 'A4' style streamlined casing.
The 4-6-4 is due for release in Winter 2020/2021 with a choice of liveries on each body type. Models due for release in original condition are 10000 in LNER lead grey as it was in service (Cat No. R3840), 10000 in LNER lead grey with British Enterprise nameplates which weren't fitted to the engine (R3841), 10000 in LNER lined apple green - a livery it was expected to but never carried (R3842). The rebuilt version of the 'W1' will be released as 10000 in LNER garter blue (R3843) and as 60700 in BR lined green with early crests (R3844).
Prices are set at £199.99 per locomotive and its specification includes an 8-pin decoder socket, five-pole motor, space for a 28mm round speaker and pick ups on the locomotive and tender wheels.
Above: 10000 in LNER lead grey (Cat No. R3840).
Above: 10000 in LNER lead grey with British Enterprise nameplates (Cat No. R3841).
Above: 10000 in LNER lined apple green (Cat No. R3842).
Above: Rebuilt 'W1' 10000 in LNER garter blue (Cat No. R3843).
Above: Rebuilt 'W1' 60700 in BR lined green with late crests (Cat No. R3844).