Eric Treacy ‘Black Five’ for Railway Icons range

Locomotion Models has announced an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of Stanier ‘Black Five’ 5428 Eric Treacy (Cat No. R30387) as part of the Railway Icons brand.

5428 was built in 1937 by Armstrong Whitworth in Newcastle as part of an order for 227 locomotives. The locomotive, then numbered 45428 by British Railways hauled the last steam-hauled London express from Bradford to Leeds with the locomotive  being withdrawn a week later in October 1967. The locomotive was subsequently preserved and named Eric Treacy after the former Bishop of Wakefield. It has been a stalwart of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) since 1973 and remains there to this day. The locomotive is currently operational and can be seen hauling trains the full length of the line and onwards to Whitby.

Black 5 Eric Treacy is next for Locomotion Models' Railway Icons brand.
Black 5 Eric Treacy is next for Locomotion Models' Railway Icons brand. Locomotion Models

The exclusive model of Eric Treacy represents the locomotive in as-preserved condition on the NYMR finished in LMS black. The new ‘OO’ gauge model will use Hornby’s all-new tooling for the ‘Black Five’ which includes working removable headlamps, diecast running plate, firebox flicker, provision for a steam generator, sprung metal buffers, 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket and more.

Prices are set at £229.99 for DCC ready models and £279.99 for DCC sound examples with release expected during November 2024.

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