Hornby reveals P2 exclusive for Collector Club members

25 March 2023
Launched during its virtual Hornby Collector's Club day, LNER P2 Class, 2-8-2 No. 2005 ‘Thane of Fife’ joins member-only range.

Hornby has revealed a Collector Club members-only model, available to purchase from 10.00, March 25. LNER P2 Class, 2-8-2 2005 Thane of Fife (R30130) was the penultimate member of Sir Nigel Gresley’s P2 Class. Models are expected to arrive this summer, priced at £199.99, each.

The manufacturer has shared imagery of the forthcoming model, as below:

R30130 LNER P2 Thane of Fife

R30130 LNER P2 Thane of Fife

R30130 LNER P2 Thane of Fife

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R30130 LNER P2 Thane of Fife

Outshopped in August 1936, as a late member of the class, the locomotive was fitted with the A4 style Bugatti nose that earlier locomotives were rebuilt to have. A unique feature among classmates, 2005 would be fitted with a single chimney.

Thane of Fife would continue in service as a P2 locomotive until January 1943, when it would become the first member of the class to be rebuilt into the A2/2 Class by Edward Thompson. Continuing in service for another 16 years until it was withdrawn in November 1959, the locomotive would be scrapped before the end of the same year.

To order your model, join the Hornby Collectors Club, via its website.


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