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 A4 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 The last of the Class was withdrawn in 1966.
Gauge 3 models run on 2.5" gauge rails and are built to a near
perfect scale of 1/22.6.
This superb Gauge 3 model has been designed using works
drawings. We are fortunate that Mike Pavie, our consultant
engineer, had made extensive study of the A4's complex
streamlined casing when producing a gas-fired G3 locomotive for
a private client in 2006. This super model recently exchanged
hands for over £20,000 - more than three times its original
price! As a result of Mike's guidance we are delighted to
present this fine 3-cylinder live steam model for Gauge 3, which
will take pride of place in any collection.
This gas-fired model features three cylinders with correctly
configured 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. As testament
to our confidence each locomotive will be supplied with a full
12 months warranty. Our after sales service is second-to-none.
We are pleased to show you this early preview picture of the
model. We are in the process of having the model professionally
photographed and will supply many more photographs for you to
Approx length 38
Sprung axle boxes with needle roller bearings
Slide valves with cross porting
Outside Walschaerts valve gear
Choice of liveries
Choice of name and number
Fully painted and lined
Gas-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 and hand pump
The LNER A4 will be the subject of a single batch
production with completion planned for November/December 2020.
Once the batch is sold there will be no further deliveries of
this model for a number of years.
This is a complex model and we have presently booked sufficient
factory capacity for the production of just 50 models. Please
note over 40% of the batch is already reserved.
The Gauge 3 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
£5,995.00 + post and packaging.
Delivery and Payment..
Save £95.00. Free
p&p for any order received within 28 days.
The order book is now open and we are happy to accept your order
reservation for a deposit
of just £995.00.
A stage payment of £2,000.00 will be requested in August 2020 as
the build of your model progresses, a further £2,000.00 in
October, and a final payment of £1,000.00 in November 2020 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, LNER Garter Blue, LNER Apple Green, BR Blue, and BR
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 £5,995.00 (Free shipping)
EU £5,995.00 + £95.00 shipping. Total £6,090.00
USA £4,995.00 + £145.00 shipping. Total £5,140.00.
ROW £4,995.00 + £195.00 shipping. Total £5,190.00
UK and EU prices include VAT at 20%
USA and ROW customers may be subject
to duty/tax on importation.
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Brochure available mid-July
Telephone: 01327 705 259