The 'Mallard' is famous for holding the world steam train speed record of 126mph, set in 1938. It wasn't withdrawn until 1963. The Mallard was designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, LNER's chief engineer and it is said that the name came to him whilst feeding ducks at Salisbury Hall. The original engine weighed 102 tons 19cwt and featured 6'8 driving wheels.
This classy locomotive is ready for Hornby's Digital Control System and has a detailed cab and semi-fixed tender, spring buffers, NEM couplings and a five pole skew wound motor. Perfect for your long distance express trains.
Young or old, keen modeller or just a beginner, the Hornby Railways range answers the needs of many with its wide variety of locomotives, rolling stock, track, buildings, and accessories. This magnicifant model of the Garter Blue LNER Mallard features sprung buffers, superb cab and tender detail, semi-fixed bogie and NEM couplings. The Mallard is DCC-Ready and powered by a Five Pole Skew Wound Loco Drive.