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Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist


Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist

Years Released: 2002 2003 2004 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 3 years.

Model: Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist
Running Number: 2751
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class A3
Class A3
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
Class Information: Although Class A3 locomotives were introduced in 1928; the reality is that they were all re-builds of earlier A1 locomotives dating back to 1922. The locomotives were intended to replace the ageing Ivatt 4-4-2’s on the East Coast Mainline between London and Newcastle. One member of the class “Flying Scotsman” is with-out doubt the world’s best known steam locomotive and certainly the most traveled. More...
Weight: 154 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: Length - 293mm.
Models Produced: ---
Logo & Box Style:

2002 2003 2004

2002 2003 2004
Company: L.N.E.R. - London & North Eastern Railway
Logo: L.N.E.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1923 - 1947
London & North Eastern Railway
Livery: L.N.E.R. Apple Green
L.N.E.R. Apple Green
Livery Details: Apple green with black and white lining and gold lettering.
Company Information: The second biggest of Britains post grouping railway companies formed in 1923. Some very famous locomotives were designed and operated by the L.N.E.R. including the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard.

Model Ranking:
Current: 1687 - December 2023
Previous: 1326 - November 2023
Movement: (-361)

Model Year Details (3)

2002 R.2265 2002
Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist
2003 R.2265 2003
Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist
2004 R.2265 2004
Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist

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Model Catalogue Information

2002 Exhaust smoke and fumes from the LNER Class A1 and A3‘s tended to obscure the drivers vision and a great deal of time, experimentation and money was spent to relieve the problem. 'Humorist' was used during the experimentation and one of the solutions attempted to lift the smoke clear of the cab windows was the fitting of a double chimney. Hornby's model shows 'Humorist' fitted with this type of chimney that dates the model as the prototype appeared in April 1932.
2003 Cab doors, cab footplate.
2004 Cab doors, cab footplate.

Motor Information

2002 Ringfield (located in the tender)
2003 Ringfield (located in the tender)
2004 Ringfield (located in the tender)

Price List

2002 £86.50

Catalogue Images (3)

R.2265 - Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist - 2002
R.2265 Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist - 2002

R.2265 - Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist - 2003
R.2265 Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist - 2003

R.2265 - Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist - 2004
R.2265 Class A3 Locomotive - Humorist - 2004

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