Offering A BRAND NEW EX SHOP STOCK UNOPENED 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their Latest series. This BR Late Crest 2-8-0 O1 Class Loco running no. 63663 is being offered in a traditional black livery model reference model R3227.
The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Thompson Class O1 was a class of 2-8-0 steam locomotive designed by Edward Thompson for freight work. Because of wartime restrictions on new-build locomotives, they were rebuilds of LNER Class O4 “ROD” 2-8-0s built before and during World War I,
The first LNER rebuild took place in February 1944, and 58 locomotives were rebuilt to class O1 in total, with the last being locomotive 63856 in October 1949 during the early British Railways era, after which the programme was halted. The main modification to the original Great Central Railway Class 8K design was the incorporation of a standard LNER 100A boile. None have survived to preservation.