The first three fully decorated samples of Hatton’s LNER ‘A3’ 4-6-2 for ‘O’ gauge have been received from Heljan for inspection.
Making their debut today on the Hatton’s website are images of 2745 Captain Cuttle in LNER wartime black (Cat No. H7-A3-003), 60072 Sunstar in BR lined blue with early crests (H7-A3-004) and 60035 Windor Lad in BR lined green with early crests on the tender (H7-A3-005). Corrections already identified by the Hatton’s team include the shade of green for 60035 and adjustment of the boiler lining.
Further samples of the other ‘A3’ models are expected while Hatton’s has updated the estimated delivery dates for its three ‘O’ gauge projects. The ‘A3s’ are now expected in May 2019, the Gresley ‘A4s’ in June/July 2019 and the Gresley Teak corridor carriages in July/August 2019.
Visit www.hattons.co.uk for more information.