This 7mm. finescale LNER Gresley Class W1 4-6-2-2 tender engine number 10000 fitted with the high pressure boiler, in original grey livery was built & painted by Nick Dunhill utilising David Andrews etches for the tender & ACE Models etches for the engine with replacement parts & castings, many supplied by Laurie Griffin. The Canon motor is mounted on a Ron Chaplin gearbox & the locomotive is running on Slater’s wheels. The “American” System for power collection has been adopted with pick up from both engine & tender. Diane Carney nameplates are included.
The model won the British Railway Modelling Best Locomotive Award, and according to Tony Wright’s commentary in BRM Volume 18 (February 2011), it won by quite a wide margin. He commented “Have you ever seen better craftsmanship? I haven’t!”