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Peppercorn Class A1 Locomotive - Tornado - Special Edition


Peppercorn Class A1 Locomotive - Tornado - Special Edition

Years Released: 2011 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year. (Model may have been released after 2011)

Model: Peppercorn Class A1 Locomotive - Tornado - Special Edition
Running Number: 60163
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class A1
Class A1
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
Class Information: The Class A1 locomotives were intended to replace ageing Ivatt 4-4-2’s on the East Coast Mainline between London and Newcastle. The entire Class was to be rebuilt commencing in 1928 and reclassified A3. One member of the class “Flying Scotsman” is arguably the world’s best known steam locomotive. More...
Weight: 159 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: In 1990 a group of like minded people came together in a belief that they could construct from new a Peppercorn A1 Pacific locomotive. After a period of nearly 20 years the dream became a reality when in 2008 locomotive number, 60162 'Tornado' moved under its own power. In the relatively short period of time in which 'Tornado' has been in operation, the locomotive has been built up an impressive fan base for wherever the locomotive goes huge crowds flock to see this marvel of determination and fortitude.
The new Hornby model is represented in the familiar Apple Green of the early British Railways colour scheme and has been additionally enhanced with greater livery detail in keeping with the 'Tornado' as seen in its formative years.
Etched nameplates are provided for modeller application to further enhance the overall appearance of the model.
Length - 293mm.
Models Produced: ---
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Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Apple Green
B.R. Apple Green
Livery Details: Apple green with black and white lining and gold lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

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2011 R.3070 2011
Peppercorn Class A1 Locomotive - Tornado - Special Edition

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