Affording the descerning collector a brand new Hornby Model Railways 4-6-0 Class B12/3. This locomotive is produced in BR Black livery with Late Emblem running number 61580! This locomotive was introduced by Hornby as part of their highly detailed DCC ready range of locomotives.
The Great Eastern Railways (GER) Class S69, also known as 1500 Class, and later classified B12 by the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed to haul express passenger trains from London Liverpool Street station along the Great Eastern Main Line. Originally they were designed by S.D Holden, but were much rebuilt, resulting in several sub-lasses.
Seventy-one S69 locomotives were built between 1911 and 1921 and numbered 1500–1570. Fifty-one of these were built at the GER’s Stratford Works and the remaining 20 by William Beardmore & Co. A further 10 locomotives were built by Beyer Peacock & Co. for the LNER in 1928 and numbered 8571–8580.