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HORNBY OO LNER 4-6-2 4468 'MALLARD' A4 CLASS - ERA 3

Probably the most iconic Pacific Express design of locomotive in Great Britain, the LNER Gresley A4, with its streamlined casing, was a classic symbol of the attitude towards speed and design in the 1930s.

The 1930s saw increased competition to the railways from road and air travel and the LNER Board knew that they had to make travel between the major cities faster, more comfortable and more reliable. High speed diesel services were starting to make an impact abroad, in May 1933, the German State Railways diesel-electric Fliegende Hamburger entered service, running for extended periods at 85mph and by 1934, in the USA, Burlington Zephyr had reached 112.5mph during a longer 1,015 mile journey.

Nigel Gresley, the LNER’s Chief Mechanical Officer, travelled on the Fliegende Hamburger and was impressed by its streamlining, although he realised it was only efficient at high speeds. Gresley was certain that a modified A3 Pacific, with streamlining, could haul greater loads than the German or US locomotives, at the same speed or faster and a series of trials were conducted to confirm the Al’s suitability.

Their streamlined design not only made them capable of high speeds, but created an updraught of smoke, avoiding the obscuring of the driver’s vision that was such a major problem on the Class AJ engines. The story goes that during windtunnel testing, after several unsuccessful efforts to get the smoke to lift clear, a thumbprint was inadvertently left on the clay model, just behind the chimney. This succeeded in clearing the smoke and was incorporated into the final design.

In total, 35 A4s were built in four batches, 2509 - 2512, 4462- 4469, 4482 - 4500 and 4900 - 4903, between 1935 and 1938. They spent their working lives hauling express passenger services from King’s Cross to Edinburgh, via York and Newcastle and although the Deities proved worthy successors of the A4s on East Coast Mainline express services in the late 1950s, other diesel classes were unreliable. The A4s were kept in service until the mid-I 960s, the last service under British Rail being the Aberdeen-Glasgow service on September 14, 1966.

It was in July 1938 that ‘Mallard’ was recorded travelling at 126mph at South Bank on the East Coast Mainline, snatching the record from the German railway by a mere 1.5 mph - a record that still stands to this very day.

View all A4 Class locomotives

Our Hornby engineers have developed a unique sound decoder that not only provides superior DCC control but also dedicated sounds associated with the locomotives that have been installed with this new sound decoder - TTS Twin Track Sound. The TTS Sound Manual for this locomotive can be downloaded here

Background/Exhaust/
Coasting Steam
Chime Whistle Long
Chime Whistle Short x 2
Doors Slamming Shut
Wheel Slip

Safety Valve
Injector
Cylinder Cock
Brake
Blower
Guards Whistle
Coupler Clank

Fireman’s Breakfast
Toggle Sound Mode between ‘Chuffing’ & ‘Coasting’
Coal Shovelling
Blow Down


Order before 11am, and your item will ship same day (Australia Only)

If your order is coming from more than one location: We suggest you order with Standard Shipping rather than Express (this is due in part to transportation time between stores to get your order combined and sent from 1 location which will delay your "express" postage option).


NOTE - On large mail items (over 1 Metre) Large mail items over 1m will have a delay due to shipping via courier being needed, this may incur additional shipping fee's.

Incorrect Delivery Info/Contact Details:
The Hobbyman By Hearns is not held accountable for incorrect delivery/contact information entered in by the user at checkout. Please check your details are correct before submitting your order. If you have entered your details incorrectly when you checked out, please contact us via phone or direct message IMMEDIATELY.

At The Hobbyman By Hearns, we are very efficient with processing orders (meaning your order may already be packed and sorted) so speedy notification is required to allow for immediate intervention in order to change your details.

For more information, or if you are buying Internationally? Feel free to read our Shipping Policy before ordering

Insurance:

It is highly recommended by The Hobbyman By Hearns that you opt for additional Insurance or "Extra Cover" to protect your delivery from possible damage or loss on the carriers part. If an item that is not insured is lost/damaged during delivery/transit then the lost item compensation/refund is up to the discretion of the carrier.

The Hobbyman By Hearns offers shipping with Insurance/"Extra Cover", however this option is not applied by default and is at the discretion of the buyer to select upon checkout. Standard shipping DOES NOT include insurance by default.

The Hobbyman By Hearns IS NOT responsible for refunding or replacing a damaged/broken items with no insurance.

Read AUSPOSTS statement on Compensation on damaged goods: https://auspost.com.au/receiving/delayed-lost-or-damaged-items/compensation

Read more about Insurance and refunds on our Refund Policy page: https://www.hobbyman.com.au/pages/returns-policy

What are pre-orders?
Pre-orders, are an order for a product placed before it is available for purchase.

What are back-orders?
Back-Orders allow you to place an order for a product, that is temporarily out of stock.

How much are pre-orders / back-orders?
Prices may vary slighlty (from what was paid on the day of the order). Whilst we try to maintain the lowest possible price, factors such as supplier price and exchange rate fluctuations, could affect the final price when we receive it in store.

Note: Pre-orders could in some cases be a deposit price, without any knowledge of a final price from the Supplier or Manufacturer. In all cases you will be notified if there is a significant price change, from what was originaly paid, before shipping.

How long do I have to wait for my pre-order / back-order?
All orders will be shipped once stock has arrived and full payment has been made, with the exception of Manufacturer Release Dates on some Pre-order Products. Waiting time depends on many factors, which are mostly out of our control. They could be for example, Manufacturing delays (due to global pandemics), Supplier shortages, or shipping delays.

Why am I being charged for my pre-order/back-order, even though the product isn’t released/re-stocked yet?
This is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).

Read our full FAQ on Frequently Asked Questions page.

For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.

For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.
HORNBY OO LNER 4-6-2 4468 'MALLARD' A4 CLASS - ERA 3

Probably the most iconic Pacific Express design of locomotive in Great Britain, the LNER Gresley A4, with its streamlined casing, was a classic symbol of the attitude towards speed and design in the 1930s.

The 1930s saw increased competition to the railways from road and air travel and the LNER Board knew that they had to make travel between the major cities faster, more comfortable and more reliable. High speed diesel services were starting to make an impact abroad, in May 1933, the German State Railways diesel-electric Fliegende Hamburger entered service, running for extended periods at 85mph and by 1934, in the USA, Burlington Zephyr had reached 112.5mph during a longer 1,015 mile journey.

Nigel Gresley, the LNER’s Chief Mechanical Officer, travelled on the Fliegende Hamburger and was impressed by its streamlining, although he realised it was only efficient at high speeds. Gresley was certain that a modified A3 Pacific, with streamlining, could haul greater loads than the German or US locomotives, at the same speed or faster and a series of trials were conducted to confirm the Al’s suitability.

Their streamlined design not only made them capable of high speeds, but created an updraught of smoke, avoiding the obscuring of the driver’s vision that was such a major problem on the Class AJ engines. The story goes that during windtunnel testing, after several unsuccessful efforts to get the smoke to lift clear, a thumbprint was inadvertently left on the clay model, just behind the chimney. This succeeded in clearing the smoke and was incorporated into the final design.

In total, 35 A4s were built in four batches, 2509 - 2512, 4462- 4469, 4482 - 4500 and 4900 - 4903, between 1935 and 1938. They spent their working lives hauling express passenger services from King’s Cross to Edinburgh, via York and Newcastle and although the Deities proved worthy successors of the A4s on East Coast Mainline express services in the late 1950s, other diesel classes were unreliable. The A4s were kept in service until the mid-I 960s, the last service under British Rail being the Aberdeen-Glasgow service on September 14, 1966.

It was in July 1938 that ‘Mallard’ was recorded travelling at 126mph at South Bank on the East Coast Mainline, snatching the record from the German railway by a mere 1.5 mph - a record that still stands to this very day.

View all A4 Class locomotives

Our Hornby engineers have developed a unique sound decoder that not only provides superior DCC control but also dedicated sounds associated with the locomotives that have been installed with this new sound decoder - TTS Twin Track Sound. The TTS Sound Manual for this locomotive can be downloaded here

Background/Exhaust/
Coasting Steam
Chime Whistle Long
Chime Whistle Short x 2
Doors Slamming Shut
Wheel Slip

Safety Valve
Injector
Cylinder Cock
Brake
Blower
Guards Whistle
Coupler Clank

Fireman’s Breakfast
Toggle Sound Mode between ‘Chuffing’ & ‘Coasting’
Coal Shovelling
Blow Down


Order before 11am, and your item will ship same day (Australia Only)

If your order is coming from more than one location: We suggest you order with Standard Shipping rather than Express (this is due in part to transportation time between stores to get your order combined and sent from 1 location which will delay your "express" postage option).


NOTE - On large mail items (over 1 Metre) Large mail items over 1m will have a delay due to shipping via courier being needed, this may incur additional shipping fee's.

Incorrect Delivery Info/Contact Details:
The Hobbyman By Hearns is not held accountable for incorrect delivery/contact information entered in by the user at checkout. Please check your details are correct before submitting your order. If you have entered your details incorrectly when you checked out, please contact us via phone or direct message IMMEDIATELY.

At The Hobbyman By Hearns, we are very efficient with processing orders (meaning your order may already be packed and sorted) so speedy notification is required to allow for immediate intervention in order to change your details.

For more information, or if you are buying Internationally? Feel free to read our Shipping Policy before ordering

Insurance:

It is highly recommended by The Hobbyman By Hearns that you opt for additional Insurance or "Extra Cover" to protect your delivery from possible damage or loss on the carriers part. If an item that is not insured is lost/damaged during delivery/transit then the lost item compensation/refund is up to the discretion of the carrier.

The Hobbyman By Hearns offers shipping with Insurance/"Extra Cover", however this option is not applied by default and is at the discretion of the buyer to select upon checkout. Standard shipping DOES NOT include insurance by default.

The Hobbyman By Hearns IS NOT responsible for refunding or replacing a damaged/broken items with no insurance.

Read AUSPOSTS statement on Compensation on damaged goods: https://auspost.com.au/receiving/delayed-lost-or-damaged-items/compensation

Read more about Insurance and refunds on our Refund Policy page: https://www.hobbyman.com.au/pages/returns-policy

What are pre-orders?
Pre-orders, are an order for a product placed before it is available for purchase.

What are back-orders?
Back-Orders allow you to place an order for a product, that is temporarily out of stock.

How much are pre-orders / back-orders?
Prices may vary slighlty (from what was paid on the day of the order). Whilst we try to maintain the lowest possible price, factors such as supplier price and exchange rate fluctuations, could affect the final price when we receive it in store.

Note: Pre-orders could in some cases be a deposit price, without any knowledge of a final price from the Supplier or Manufacturer. In all cases you will be notified if there is a significant price change, from what was originaly paid, before shipping.

How long do I have to wait for my pre-order / back-order?
All orders will be shipped once stock has arrived and full payment has been made, with the exception of Manufacturer Release Dates on some Pre-order Products. Waiting time depends on many factors, which are mostly out of our control. They could be for example, Manufacturing delays (due to global pandemics), Supplier shortages, or shipping delays.

Why am I being charged for my pre-order/back-order, even though the product isn’t released/re-stocked yet?
This is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).

Read our full FAQ on Frequently Asked Questions page.

For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.

For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.

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