Offering a superb NEW 00 gauge example locomotive especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their Limited Edition Series. This L.N.E.R 4-6-2 Class A3 “Flying Scotsman” running no. 4472 is commemorating the USA Tour 1969 model reference R2953. This example is complete in every respect which includes factory packaging, instructions, service sheet and original certificate and outer picture box.
The Class A3 (4472 Flying Scotsman) was a Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) at Doncaster Works to a design of Nigel Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions, notably on the London to Edinburgh Flying Scotsman train service after which it was named.
The locomotive set two world records for steam traction and became the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h) on 30 November 1934.