01 February 2024
Hornby has given us the first ready-to-run model of this appealing and useful locomotive, which will be of interest to Scottish, North-East, North-West and North Wales modellers. Here are four features we think make it a great choice to buy…
1. In-cab detailing
Hornby is a master of cab detailing with legible dials and pipework.
The running of the model is absolutely superb, smooth and silent, capably handling half a dozen Mark 1 coaches, so it’s up to the job of the sure-footed prototype.
3. Fine details
Hornby’s model looks an absolute delight on first inspection, capturing the look of this small-boilered locomotive perfectly with its BR3 type tender and complex Walschaert’s motion.
4. Plenty of accessories
Separate parts are noted in the instructions, including a dummy front to the pony truck if the tension-lock coupling is not required, front steps if curvature permits, bufferbeam detailing and cylinder drain cocks.
Are you subscribed to our weekly email newsletter? Don't miss the latest news about our shows, reviews, modelling advice, competitions and more.