Hornby’s nicely detailed single-chimney OO-gauge A4 Pacific No. 4493 Woodcock, in LNER apple green livery, has just arrived in stock.
Representing Era 3 (1923-1947), the 291mm-long model has a recommended retail price of £169.99.
The full-sized Woodcock, which entered traffic on July 26, 1937, was first allocated to Gateshead, where for six months it was used on mundane duties unless an engine failed on one of the LNER’s ‘glamour’ trains.
A brief allocation to Doncaster in January 1938 was followed by a move to King’s Cross on February 25.
Woodcock operated from there until June 1963, when it went to New England, Peterborough, from where it was withdrawn in October of that year.
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