(ALSO AVAILABLE WITH SMOKE DEFLECTORS & DOUBLE CHIMNEY)
The LNER A3
The A3's were a development of the earlier A1 Class under the
direction of Sir Nigel Gresley. He designed the new Pacifics to
haul 600 ton trains. 51 of the locomotives originally designated
as A1 were converted to the new A3 classification with increased
boiler pressure and new cylinders.
27 new locomotives were built to the A3 standard. Thus, a total of 78 A3
Class engines were in service. All locomotives received double
chimneys by 1960 and subsequently most were fitted with German
style "trough" smoke deflectors following complaints from
drivers in respect to poor visibility. 4472 was the first steam
locomotive to be officially recorded at 100 mph.
The A3's saw service over most parts of the LNER system. The
final locomotive, 60052 was withdrawn in 1966. Before the war
the A3's were painted in LNER green livery, but carried unlined
black 1939-45. They were re-painted in LNER green following the
war. A majority of locomotives then carried BR blue livery
before all were re-painted in BR brunswick green with
orange/black lining. Early, or later, lion crests were carried
according to period.
This coal-fired model features three cylinders and outside
Walschaerts valve gear. The copper boiler is silver soldered and
hydraulically tested to twice working pressure, CE and UKCA
marked. The body casing is assembled using etched brass sheet.
The development of this model has been supervised by our award
winning professional engineer Mike Pavie and the batch is being
built by the same manufacturer who supplied our much acclaimed
Coronation Class locomotive.
The A3 Class model is supplied fully built and ready-to-run,
painted and lined in either LNER green, or BR lined green. We
will supply your choice of nameplate. As testament to our
confidence in the quality of this model each locomotive will be
supplied with a full 12 months warranty. All models will be
subject to a pre-delivery inspection and boiler test. Our after
sales service is considered by customers to be second-to-none.
Weight 105 kg
Coal-fired live steam
Silver soldered copper boiler
Etched brass bodywork
Working drain cocks
Stainless steel motion
Boiler feed by axle pump, injector, hand pump
Bronze cylinders with stainless steel pistons and valves
Sprung axle boxes with needle roller bearings
Outside Walschaerts valve gear
Choice of liveries
Choice of nameplate
Fully painted and lined
We have reserved factory capacity for the manufacture of just 25
models. We may be able to increase this a little, but cannot
guarantee additional stock availability. Once the batch is
completed it is unlikely we will commission further production
of the A3 Class for a number of years, if at all. The model is
scheduled to complete its build in April 2023.
Free p&p worth £195.00 if you order early
We will offer free p&p on any order placed within 28 days as a
thank you for your early order.
Payment and Delivery Arrangements
The order book is now open and you can reserve your model now
for a deposit of just £1,995.00. We will request an interim
payment of £5,000 in September 2022 as the build of your model
progresses, a further stage payment of £5,000 in January 2023
and a final payment of £3,000 on build completion.
FREE P&P IF YOU ORDER within 28 days
To place your order reservation and pay the deposit of
please use order section below.
You are welcome to make payment by credit/debit card,
bank transfer, or cheque.
On receipt of your deposit we will contact you to
confirm the locomotive nameplate
of your choice.
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 £12,495.00 + £395.00 shipping. Total £12,890.00
USA £12,495.00 + £1,495.00 shipping. Total
ROW £12,495.00 + £1,995.00 shipping. Total
UK price includes VAT at 20%
EU, USA and ROW customers may be subject
to duty/tax on importation
Request your brochure today by e-mail, or telephone.
01327 705 259
The LNER A3 brochure is in preparation and will be available