Gresley A4 4-6-2

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Commonwealth of Australia

In recent months Hornby has released a significant number of Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2s,primarily in its Hornby Dublo range as part of the Great Gathering 10th anniversary collection. This new ‘OO’ gauge ‘A4’ arrival is from the main range, but no less exciting as it represents one of the five Commonwealth-named ‘A4s’ in original condition, finished as 4491 Commonwealth of Australia.

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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

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The Great Gathering Returns

2013 witnessed the reuniting of all six surviving Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2s including two based in North America. A decade ago, Hornby released limited edition models to commemorate the reunion and now they are being re-released – this time in limited edition Hornby Dublo form – to mark ten years since that landmark and unlikely-to-be-repeated event.

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Mallard arrives with sound for ‘TT:120’

The most famous Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2 is now available in ‘TT:120’ scale with factory fitted sound following the arrival of world speed record holder 4468 Mallard in LNER garter blue with valances.

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A4’s in Preservation

It is now 57 years since the last of Sir Nigel Gresley’s famous ‘A4s’ were taken out of service yet six survive, with one still active on the main line. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the preservation years of what will always be remembered as the ‘Streaks’.

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Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ Gresley ‘A4’ and rolling stock

In our first review of Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ collection, MIKE WILD inspects the Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2, BR Mk 1 coaches and Pullman carriages which are available now for this new scale.

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Hornby’s releases Dublo 'A4' 4-6-2 for 'OO' gauge

The Hornby Dublo brand is firmly back with the latest arrival modelling the streamlined Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley.

WIN! A Hornby Dublo Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2 worth £320.99.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge Hornby Dublo Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2s, worth £320.99. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on June 25 2023.

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The 'A4s’ Scottish fling

The dieselisation programme of the 1950s should have meant a swift end for Gresley’s streamlined ‘A4s’, but some enjoyed a memorable swansong, with duties far removed from those with which they were traditionally associated, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES found out.