Hornby R3840 Class W1 ‘Hush Hush’ 10000
Hornby R3840 Class W1 ‘Hush Hush’ 4-6-4
10000 – Era 3.
In Battleship Grey Livery.
8 Pin Socket
Pre-order! Due April 2021!
£200 – Analogue.
£232 – 8 Pin Decoder Fitted
£341 – Olivia’s ESU V5 Sound Fitted.
Additional Work Available- DCC Fitted Only. (NOT TTS)
£20 – Firebox Flicker (if not fitted with oil lamps)
£45 – ESU Stay Alive Fitted (ESU Decoded fitted)
£ 7 – Train Crew Fitted (Driver & Fireman.)
£ 7 – Cab Light.
£36 – Additional Fitting Services (this charge + your options of the below.)
£ 5 – Oil Lamps Each – Click Here For Different Lamp Codes.
£13 – Firebox Flicker (if fitted with oil lamps)
£30 – Suethe Smoke Unit.
The first reference to 10000’s designation as Class W1 was on 9 November 1926, but where the widely adopted name of ‘Hush-Hush’ came from is disputed. It could be that the nickname arose in the late summer of 1928, as news of Gresley’s new locomotive began to leak out, however other sources suggest this was possibly an internal Darlington name that came from the distinctively quiet motion sound the loco made, or even because of a mistaken caption that featured in a Pathé News item. On 20 November 1929, nameplates were drawn up featuring the name British Enterprise and were cast soon after, but these plates were never fitted and the loco remained unnamed, being referred to as ‘Hush-Hush’ ever since.
Yarrow’s had completed the boiler in February 1929 and on April 3rd the chassis was moved from Darlington to Glasgow for testing, these being completed by October 1929 and it was during this period that wind tunnel tests led to the unusual front-end design that gave the W1 part of its distinctive appearance. Official photographs were released on December 10th and the first trial run took place on December 12th, followed by another on December 29th and, on 9 January 1930, the first trip to Kings Cross, although it was to be a further six months of trials though before 10000 finally entered traffic on June 20, 1930.
Between June 1930 and May 29, 1933, 10000 run 70,000 miles in service, from Kings Cross to Edinburgh, including the Flying Scotsman and Queens of Scots services, but in 1934 modifications and a general repair took 10000 out of service for just over a year, the locomotive returning to traffic on June 13, 1934. At the end of January 1935, a Kylchap double blastpipe and chimney was fitted, which eventually required the fitting of a smoke lifter for better smoke clearance.
On August 21, 1935, 10000 was returned to Darlington for the last time in its original form, having covered another 20,823 miles since June 1934. 10000 had proved to be extremely capable, but it was also unreliable, as out of the 1,888 days in service, the locomotive spent 1,105 at Darlington Works alone. its original form, having covered another 20,823 miles since June 1934. 10000 had proved to be extremely capable, but it was also unreliable, as out of the 1,888 days in service, the locomotive spent 1,105 at Darlington Works alone.
New P&P Cost UK & International From July 2020
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£6 Royal Mail upto 10kg (Recorded Delivery 2-5 days) from postal Date
£10 DHL Next Day Delivery upto 10kg (from pick up schedule)
£22 DHL upto 1kg insured to £300
£34 DHL Insured to £800
Over 1kg we will discuss the weight & insured value on a per order valuation.
Tel: 0114 3216 160 Or 0114 2647 449.