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Hornby LNER, A1 Class, 4-6-2, 4472 ‘Flying Scotsman’ with TTS Sound – Era 3

£135.99 £109.99

The ‘Flying Scotsman’, now available with factory-fitted digital TTS Sound…

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Description

Following the financial collapse of Flying Scotsman plc in November 2003, 4472 Flying Scotsman was put up for auction by property consultants GVA Grimley, prompting fears that the iconic locomotive would be sold overseas, never to run on British rails again.

Placing a value on the iconic locomotive was considered to be “rather akin to valuing the crown jewels”, but with two International buyers being interested in purchasing Flying Scotsman, a “Save Our Scotsman” campaign to save her for the nation was launched by the National Railway Museum. With a bid of £2.31 million, comprising £441,644 raised by public donations. £365,000 match funding from the Virgin Group and a £1.8 million grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the campaign succeeded and Flying Scotsman was incorporated into the National Collection in April 2004.

In LNER Apple Green livery and numbered as 4472, Flying Scotsman returned to York on May 29, 2004 to open the NRM’s Railfest 2004. Cheered on by thousands of onlookers and with the City of York Pipe Band marching alongside, Flying Scotsman broke a banner across the track, whilst the collection of attending locomotives blew their whistles in welcome.

Function list

F0 Headlight/rearlight
F1 Steam/exhaust/coasting
F2 Chime whistle long
F3 Chime whistle short
F4 Chime whistle two bursts
F5 Chime whistle passing
F6 Wheel slip
F7 Coal shovelling
F8 Blow down
F9 Safety valve
F10 Injector
F11 Cyclinder cock
F12 Brake
F13 Blower
F14 Guard’s whistle
F15 Coupler clank
F16 Fireman’s breakfast
F17 Chuffing/coasting

Additional information

Weight 0.75 kg
Livery

LNER (London & North Eastern Railway)

Power type

DCC fitted

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