5 Inch LNER A3 "Flying Scotsman"

Now available for pre-order we have the 5" LNER Class A3 live steam locomotive available in multiple liveries with just 5 units of the world famous 4472 Flying Scotsman livery being made available.

  • Allocations sell very quickly so don't delay!
  • 12 Month warranty.
  • Pressure tested with certificate.
  • Includes stoker and coal shovel.
  • Available in BR lined green and LNER green.
  • Extremely small batch of 25 models being released worldwide.
  • Production completion April 2023.
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Payment plans available

We offer stage payment plans (or Lay by) on all of our locomotives and for any of our pre-order trains we only require a deposit to secure your locomotive in the production batch. Contact us to discuss payment plans. Alternatively you can use the below form to place your order with a holding deposit or payment in full. 

Limited Availability

We have reserved factory capacity for the manufacture of just 25 models. We may be able to increase this a little, but cannot guarantee additional stock availability.

Once the batch is completed it is unlikely we will commission further production of the A3 Class for a number of years, if at all. The model is scheduled to complete its build in April 2023.


  • Coal-fired live steam.
  • Silver soldered copper boile.
  • Reverse.
  • Etched brass bodywork.
  • Working drain cock.
  • Stainless steel motion.
  • Safety valves.
  • 3 cylinders.
  • Boiler feed by axle pump, injector, hand pump.
  • Bronze cylinders with stainless steel pistons and valves.
  • Sprung axle boxes with needle roller bearings.
  • Piston valves.
  • Mechanical lubricator.
  • Outside Walschaerts valve gear.
  • Multi-element superheater.
  • Choice of liveries.
  • Choice of name and number.
  • Fully painted and lined.
  • Ready-to-run.

The 5" LNER A3 Live Steam Locomotive

This coal-fired model features three cylinders and outside Walschaerts valve gear. The copper boiler is silver soldered and hydraulically tested to twice working pressure, CE and UKCA marked. The body casing is assembled using etched brass sheet. This development of this model has been supervised by our award winning professional engineer Mike Pavie and the batch is being built by the same manufacturer who supplied our much acclaimed Coronation Class locomotive. The A3 Class model is supplied fully built and ready-to-run, painted and lined in either GWR green, or BR lined green. We will supply your choice of nameplate. As testament to our confidence in the quality of this model each locomotive will be supplied with a full 12 months warranty. All models will be subject to a pre-delivery inspection and boiler test. Our after sales service is considered by customers to be second-to-none.


The A3's were a development of the earlier A1 Class under the direction of Sir Nigel Gresley. He designed the new Pacifics to hall 600 ton trains. 51 of the locomotives originally designated as A1 were converted to the new A3 classification with increased boiler pressure and new cylinders. 27 new locomotives were built to the A3 standard. Thus, a total of 78 A3 Class engines were in service. All locomotives received double chimneys by 1960 and subsequently most were fitted with German style "trough" smoke deflectors following complaints from drivers in respect to poor visibility. 4472 was the first steam locomotive to be officially recorded at 100 mph. The A3's saw service over most parts of the LNER system. The final locomotive, 60052 was withdrawn in 1966. Before the war the A3's were painted in LNER green livery, but carried unlined black 1939-45. They were re-painted in GWR green following the war. A majority of locomotives then carried BR blue livery before all were re-painted in BR brunswick green with orange/black lining. Early, or later, lion crests were carried according to period.

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