Streamlined ‘W1' gains photographic grey

Streamlined ‘W1' gains photographic grey


Hornby has received a decorated sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge LNER streamlined ‘W1’ 4-6-4 in fictitious photographic grey.

In the days before colour photography, railway companies would often paint a locomotive grey to enable it to be photographed effectively. Dark colour schemes were usually difficult to capture accurately on film, so grey was the best option.

Whilst the streamlined version of Gresley's ‘Hush-Hush’ never actually carried this LNER photographic grey colour scheme, Hornby added this option to its release schedule offering further variety for this unique locomotive.


Hornby's model will appear in lined grey with gold cabside numerals and tender lettering. The model's specification also includes a five-pole skew wound motor and 8-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket.

Priced at £209.99, delivery is anticipated later this Autumn.

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