Offering A BRAND NEW ex-shop stock 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their Latest series. This BR Early Crest 2-6-0 K1 Class Loco running no. 62015 is being offered in a traditional black livery model reference model R3242.
The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class K1 is a type of 2-6-0 (mogul) steam locomotive designed by Edward Thompson. Thompson preferred a simple two-cylinder design instead of Gresley’s three cylinder one. The seventy K1s were intended to be split between the North Eastern Region of British Railways and the Eastern Region of British Railways.
K1s proved to be useful and versatile engines. They worked extensively over ex-LNER territory but were chiefly associated with North East England and, following in the footsteps of their predecessors the K4s, the West Highland Line.