Offering a superb NEW 00 gauge locomotive especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their latest DCC Ready Series. This locomotive is the LNER 4-6-4 Class W1 Hush Hush British Enterprise 10000. Complete, UN-OPENED which includes usual packaging instruction sheet accessories and picture sleeve!
The LNER W1 No. 10000 (also known as the Hush-Hush due to its secrecy) was an experimental steam locomotives fitted with high pressure water-tube boiler. Nigel Gresley, was impressed by the results of using high-pressure steam in marine applications and so in 1924 he approached Harold Yarrow of shipyard and boilermakers Yarrow & Company of Glasgow to design a suitable boiler for a railway locomotive, based onthe Yarrow’s own design.
The experimental Gresley W1 No. 10000 “Hush-Hush” was the only 4-6-4 tender locomotive to run in Britain.