The London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Thompson Class O1 was a class of 2-8-0 steam locomotive designed by Edward Thompson for freight work. None has survived to preservation.
Because of wartime restrictions on new-build locomotives, they were rebuilds of LNER Class O4 “ROD” 2-8-0s built before and during World War I, although most of the locomotive was replaced during this rebuild. The first LNER rebuild took place in February 1944, and 58 locomotives were rebuilt to class O1 in total, with the last being locomotive 63856 in October 1949 during the early British Railways era, after which the programme was halted. The main modification to the original Great Central Railway Class 8K design was the incorporation of a standard LNER 100A boiler, Walschaerts valve gear and new cylinders.
The locomotives passed to British Railways (BR) Eastern and North Eastern Regions on 1 January 1948 and were given BR running numbers in the range 63570-63920. However, this range included many unrebuilt O4s..
This is a highly detailed 00 gauge scale model with sprung buffers and NEM couplings. Loco driven this model has a 5 pole skew wound motor for smooth realistic running.