An EX-SHOP DISPLAY ONLY 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as part of their SUPER DETAIL series. This 4-6-2 A3 Pacific locomotive in L.N.E.R Apple Green livery and is named Cameronian with running number 2505. This item comes complete with original box, packaging, sealed accessories, service sheet and illustration card.
The London and North Eastern Railway LNER Gresley Classes A1 and A3 locomotives represented two distinct stages in the history of the British 4-6-2 “Pacific” steam locomotives designed by Nigel Gresley.They were designed for main line passenger services, initially on the Great Northern Railway (GNR), a constituent company of the London and North Eastern Railway after the amalgamation of 1923, for which they became a standard design.
The change in class designation to A3 reflected the fitting to the same chassis of a higher pressure boiler with a greater superheating surface and a small reduction in cylinder diameter, leading to an increase in locomotive weight. Eventually all of the A1 locomotives were rebuilt to A3 specifications.The names for the locomotives came from a variety of sources. The first, Great Northern, was named after its parent company.