In the August 2020 issue of the 'Engine Shed' blog, Hornby revealed the first engineering samples of their forth coming Gresley 4-6-4 Class W1 'Hush Hush'.
The sample arrived in 'flat pack' form from the companies manufacturing facilities in the Middle East, before being assembled by a member of the design team at Margate.
As well as the EP Hornby also released a selection of images depicting the rendered artwork for the project;
R3840 - LNER Class W1 'Hush Hush', 4-6-4, 10000 (as built)
R3841 - LNER Class W1 'Hush Hush', 4-6-4, 10000 'British Enterprise' (planned name plates, but never carried)
R3842 - LNER (Promotional) Class W1 'Hush Hush', 4-6-4, 10000 (a planned livery, but never carried by the class)
R3843 - LNER Rebuilt Class W1, 4-6-4, 10000
R3844 - BR Rebuilt Class W1, 4-6-4, 60700
Expected delivery date for the production models is late 2020 / early 2021, though as always this is subject to change, as always we look forward to bring you a full review of these models when released!
Click here to see the full edition of Hornby's 'Engine Shed' blog;