Price: £32.50 (when published)
Scale: 8 mm/ft – 562 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 710 mm x 305 mm (28 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
The first signed and numbered print of Great Northern (1/250) will be allocated by a draw.
To be entered into this draw you must make an advance order in the three weeks prior to the publication date of 20th April 2017.
If you would like to be notified when advance orders are being taken just fill in the online LNER Gresley A1/A3 Form.
TThe A1s were designed by H. N. Gresley for the Great Northern Railway with No.1470 Great Northern being the first to appear. On the formation of the LNER Great Northern was first renumbered 1470N (October 1923) and then 4470 (March 1925).
Later members of the class were built to run over the old North British Railway by having their boiler fittings and cab reduced in height, the earlier class members were later similarly modified. The class was greatly improved with the fitting of long travel valves. In 1945 Edward Thompson controversially choose to rebuild Great Northern as the prototype for his A1 class. The illustration shows No.1470 in 1922 condition.
Built: Doncaster, April 1922
Long Travel Valves: August 1930
LNER Loading Gauge: May 1933
Rebuilt: September 1945