Hornby’s gold-plated tribute to Mallard’s 126mph anniversary

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of A4 Pacific No 4468 Mallard breaking the steam traction world speed record on July 3, 1938, Hornby has brought out a £299.99 anniversary pack (R3612) in a limited edition of 1260 models with 18-carat gold plating on the running gear and other metal parts, a wooden plinth with 18-carat gold plated rails and a reproduction world speed record plaque.

The 80th anniversary pack includes a specially turned-out model of Mallard standing on gold-plated rails on a wooden plinth, and a reproduction of the speed record plaque that still adorns the locomotive’s sides.

Other Hornby models of Mallard are the Railroad version (R3371), a normal version (R3676) and a Mallard Pullman train set (R1212).

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