THE vehicle that recorded both Flying Scotsman’s official 100mph run on November 30, 1934, and Mallard’s 126mph unbroken world record run on July 3, 1938, is to appear as an exclusive proprietary model in OO gauge.
Leading model railway retailer Rails of Sheffield is working with Rapido Trains Inc to produce an outstandingly detailed OO gauge model of the LNER’s record-breaking dynamometer car
The iconic 1906-built North Eastern Railway test car, is part of the National Collection and stands behind Mallard in the Great Hall of the National Railway Museum in York.
It will be the first of a series of products to be released under the ‘Rails Exclusive’ brand of high-quality, collectable ready-to-run models.
Two versions will be offered initially, depicting No. 23591 in July 1938 LNER teak condition, as it was during Mallard’s world speed record run; and post-1946 LNER teak with its later number –
No. 905202 – as seen during the f1948 Locomotive Exchanges.
Based on detailed research of the prototype, archive photographs and official drawings, the model will feature exceptional interior and underframe detail, including depictions of the recording equipment and the additional speed recording wheel between the bogies.
A decorated sample is expected to be ready in time for the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition due to be held at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham on November 25/26, with the first production models expected to start shipping some time in late 2017/early 2018. The models will retail at £125 each and customers can secure one now with a £50 deposit.
For further information, visit www.railofsheffield.com/exclusive
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