Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’

Hornby's Thompson ‘A2/2’

Hornby has expanded its range of Eastern Region ‘Pacifics’ with the arrival of the first ever ready-to-run model of the Thompson ‘A2/2’ fleet. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at both versions of this exciting new addition for ‘OO’ gauge.

WE’VE had the Gresley ‘A3’ and ‘A4’ together with the Peppercorn ‘A1’ and ‘A2’ 4-6-2s and now it is the turn of something all the more unusual for the Eastern Region – the small fleet of six ‘A2/2s’ which were created by Edward Thompson between 1943 and 1944 through the rebuilding of Gresley’s powerful but restricted ‘P2’ 2-8-2s.

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