The Class A3 locomotives were built in the late 1920's and were designed for high speed passenger services from London to Edinburgh on the LNER line. These locomotives featured longer valves, increased cylinders and modified weight distribution to improve reliability and service. The tenders were fitted with a corridor to allow the driver and firemen to swap with others while the train was travelling to reduce stopping time.
These models are a great replica to one of the flagship locomotives on the LNER and include lots of features such as a 14 wheel pick up and a tungsten chassis. They also include a super creep motor for enhanced slow running and a tender drive system which transfers power from the driving wheels to the motor installed in the tender.
- DCC Type: DCC Fitted
- Class: A3
- Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
- Entered Service: Late 1920's
- Purpose: Long Distance Passenger Service
- Wheel Configuration: 4-6-2
- Coupling Type: NEM