LNER A4 Class 'Silver Link' 2509
Product Code: ST97503
LNER 2509 was the first of Gresley’s new A4 Class Pacific locomotives to enter into service. The A4 Class carried a unique streamline design that was inspired by the German ‘Flying Hamburger’ diesel trains. The A4 Pacifics were built to haul the ‘Silver Jubilee Train’ which was a high-speed streamline train designed to offer a fast service between London King’s Cross and Newcastle, it was named to celebrate King George VI’s Silver Jubilee that took place in 1935. During its inaugural journey it reached speeds of 112mph, setting a new world record.
Built at the LNER's Doncaster works, Silver Link was built in only eleven weeks and entered into full service on the 7th September 1935. Silver Link was one of only four of the A4s to carry the two tone silver grey paint scheme. The model here depicts the locomotive during its LNER period between the years of 1935 and 1937.
- Scale: 1:120
- Length: 180mm
A detailed scale model for the adult collector. Not suitable for children under 14 years.