A fantastic VERY RARE example Wrenn, model reference W2310 “Sir Nigel Gresley” A4 Class Pacific Locomotive. This variation in LNER Garter Blue, is the “AS PRESERVED” model produced by Wrenn with running number 4498.
This locomotive was made with a MK1 chassis and has always been a favourite amongst collectors and layouts across the country. This locomotive was introduced in 1991 with production finishing in 1992 Period Four just before the factory closure at Basildon!
The exact numbers made are reported to be 53 ONLY!! In all my years of collecting I have only see a handful and none in such great condition. This locomotive has been fully serviced, is complete in every respect and includes original box, packaging, manual and usual holding rings and tissue. The underneath of the inner box is stamped in black packer no.2 911044 confirming a production date of October 1991.
The LNER’s Express Pacific designs were probably the most famous of the LNER locomotives. Of these Pacific’s, the A4 is probably the most famous of all: Its distinctive streamlined shape has come to be a symbol of 1930s luxury and speed. Even today, it is an A4 which holds the world speed record for any steam locomotive in the world.