24 February 2023
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this famous steam locomotive, we look back at a selection of the many models made over the years.
The centenary of Flying Scotsman is being celebrated today. With a programme of events planned by the National Railway Museum, we look at how the interesting history of this famous locomotive has inspired enthusiasts and model manufacturers to create miniatures through our image archive:
Sporting the seldom-seen wartime black livery on a model is Hornby's NE No. 103. The manufacturer has a new suite of models for release this year, with tooling modifications to depict the locomotive at significant points throughout its life.
'Let loose' on Tony Wright's 'Little Bytham' layout, is this kit-built iteration of the famous locomotive. The Wills kit has been finished in late-BR guise and carries express passenger lamps – Tony wouldn't have it any other way!
Peering between buildings is this DJH kit-built model of the locomotive depicting it as an A1 Class.
The same kit, this time built to EM gauge and in A3 guise, speeds through 'Retford', at the head of a healthy rake of coaches.
Ahead of production for O gauge, Bassett Lowke produced this proving model. Seen here minus its livery, the design style is heavily influenced by the halcyon days of tinplate models.
A sample from the production run of the above, this time, with additional water-carrying tender. The decoration quality of these models was well-received.
For O gauge, this museum-quality creation from Californian-based manufacturer, Sunset Models was a firm favourite with collectors.
For the enthusiast of this famous locomotive seeking something a little more robust for 'thrashing at speed' around a tail-chasing layout, this iteration of the A3 locomotive from Ace Trains was more suited to the task.
Most-recently, Hattons Model Railways created an exclusive range of the locomotive Class, an example of which is seen here, carrying LNER apple green.
Find more images of models of Flying Scotsman in model form via World of Railways Plus. Simply head to your dashboard, select 'Archive' and search for '4472', '103' or 'flying scotsman'.
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