5" Gauge LNER A4 (Pilot model shown)
In 1935 the LNER decided to introduce a new streamlined train to
run London to Edinburgh. Designed by Nigel Gresley the
locomotive was a development of the Class A3 Pacific, but with
increased boiler pressure and slightly reduced cylinder size. In
common with the A3 the A4 was a three cylinder design.
Famously, on 3rd July 1938 No, 4468 "Mallard" reached a world
record speed for steam traction of 126mph. A record that stands
to this day. But the locomotives were workhorses too. In World
War II the A4's were often seen hauling 700 ton trains. At this
time the side valances were removed to facilitate ease of
maintenance. 35 of the Class were built between 1935 and 1938.
The first four locomotives received two-tone grey livery for
hauling the "Silver Jubilee" train. Members of the Class went on
to carry LNER apple green, garter blue, black, and finally BR
lined green. The last of the Class was withdrawn in 1966.
This superb 5" gauge model has been designed using works
drawings. We are fortunate that Mike Pavie, our consultant
engineer, had made extensive study of the locomotive's complex
streamlined casing when producing an A4 locomotive for a private
client in 2006. As a result of Mike's guidance we are delighted
to present this fine 3-cylinder live steam model for 5" gauge
that will take pride of place in any collection.
This coal-fired model features three cylinders with Gresley
conjugating gear. The copper boiler is silver soldered and
hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. The body casing
is assembled using etched brass sheet. A number of process
improvements have been incorporated to ensure the highest
possible quality standards, to include wire cut valve gear and
tighter machining tolerances. As testament to our confidence
each locomotive will be supplied with a full 12 months warranty.
Our after sales service is second-to-none.
Length approx 75"
Sprung axle boxes with needle roller bearings
Outside Walschaerts valve gear
Choice of liveries
Choice of name and number
Fully painted and lined
Coal-fired live steam
Silver soldered copper boiler
Etched brass casing
Working drain cocks
Stainless steel motion
(inside cylinder with Gresley Holcroft conjugating gear)
Boiler feed by axle pump, injector, hand pump
Bronze cylinders with stainless steel pistons and valves
The LNER A4 will be the subject of a single batch production
with completion planned for July 2020. Once the batch is sold
there will be no further deliveries of this model for a number
This is a complex model and we have presently booked sufficient
factory capacity for the production of just 20 models. If orders
are received quickly it may be possible to extend the run a
little, but this cannot be guaranteed because of the scheduling
of other products (and we have a growing number!).
The 5" gauge A4 is available in a number of liveries, with or
without, side valances, and early orderers can have their choice
of name and number.
The model is available at the great value for money price of
£14,995.00 + post and packaging.
Delivery and Payment..
£195.00. Free p&p for any order received within
The order book is now open and we are happy to accept your
order reservation for a deposit of just £1,995.00.
A stage payment of £5,000.00 will be requested in February as
the build of your model progresses, a further £5,000.00 in April
2020, and a final payment of £3,000.00 in advance of delivery.
Your A4 model can be supplied in the name and number of your
choice. We offer the model in a choice of liveries to include
Silver/Grey, Garter Blue, LNER Apple Green, Black, and BR lined
Please note the model is supplied with a double chimney and a
non-corridor tender. You can choose to receive the model with,
or without, wheel valances. We will request your choice of name
and livery once your order reservation is received.
To place an order reservation and pay the deposit of
now please use order section here.
You are welcome to make payment by credit/debit
card, bank transfer, or cheque.
Prices and Shipping Worldwide
We are happy to ship your locomotive by air
direct to you wherever you live in the world.
UK £14,995.00 (Free shipping)
EU £14,995.00 + £395.00 shipping. Total £15,390.00
USA £12,495.00 + £795.00 shipping. Total £13,290.00
ROW £12,495.00 + £995.00 shipping. Total ££13,490.00
UK and EU prices include VAT at 20%
USA and ROW customers may be subject
to duty/tax on importation.
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