Locomotion Models is marking the centenary of the world’s most famous steam locomotive with an exclusive limited edition of Gresley ‘A1’ 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman as it appeared at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition.
LOCOMOTION MODELS is marking the centenary of the world’s most famous steam locomotive with an exclusive limited edition of Gresley ‘A1’ 4-6-2 4472 Flying Scotsman in ‘OO’ gauge as it appeared at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition.
Above: Locomotion Models has commissioned an exclusive edition of 4472 Flying Scotsman in the condition that it attended the 1924 British Empire Exhibition. Locomotion Models.
February 24 2023 celebrated 100 years since the locomotive was completed at Doncaster Works and it later became the first steam locomotive to officially reach 100mph and also the first to circumnavigate the globe, touring in America and Australia.
The new ‘OO’ gauge model will form part of the National Collection in Miniature series and is set to be available from summer 2023 with pre-orders open now through the Locomotion Models website.
The 1924 Empire Exhibition edition of Flying Scotsman (Cat No. R30295) will feature turned metal wheels, NEM coupling pockets, a 21-pin decoder socket, space for 28mm round speaker and a five-pole motor. It will also use Hornby’s latest tooling for the Gresley ‘Pacific’ which incorporates a die-cast running plate on the locomotive as well as firebox flicker.
Hornby Marketing and Development Director Simon Kohler said: “Quite a few years ago I managed to persuade my then CEO that Hornby should create a suite of tools that would allow us to produce as many variants of Flying Scotsman as possible. Through these models, Hornby has had the privilege of forging a strong relationship with both the NRM and the Science Museum. We are proud and honoured to be part of Flying Scotsman’s centenary celebrations.”
Above: Locomotion Models has introduced a collection of new wagons to celebrate Flying Scotsman's centenary. Locomotion Models.
Joining the 1924 condition model of 4472 is a series of celebratory wagons carrying LNER green and numbered 4472, LNER black numbered 103, BR blue numbered 60103 and lastly BR green numbered 60103. The wagons are available now priced at £25 each.
The 1924 Flying Scotsman model is available to pre-order now with a £30 deposit or in full for £250.
Visit Locomotion Models for more information.