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Following the financial collapse of Flying Scotsman plc in November 2003, 4472 Flying Scotsman was put up for auction by property consultants GVA Grimley, prompting fears that the iconic locomotive would be sold overseas, never to run on British rails again.
Placing a value on the iconic locomotive was considered to be "rather akin to valuing the crown jewels"Â, but with two International buyers being interested in purchasing Flying Scotsman, a "Save Our Scotsman"Â campaign to save her for the nation was launched by the National Railway Museum. With a bid of Â£2.31 million, comprising Â£441,644 raised by public donations. Â£365,000 match funding from the Virgin Group and a Â£1.8 million grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the campaign succeeded and Flying Scotsman was incorporated into the National Collection in April 2004.
In LNER Apple Green livery and numbered as 4472, Flying Scotsman returned to York on May 29, 2004 to open the NRM's Railfest 2004. Cheered on by thousands of onlookers and with the City of York Pipe Band marching alongside, Flying Scotsman broke a banner across the track, whilst the collection of attending locomotives blew their whistles in welcome.
F1 Background steam/exhaust/coasting
F2 Chime whistle long
F3 Chime whistle short
F4 Chime whistle two bursts
F5 Chime whistle passing
F6 Wheel slip
F7 Coal shovelling
F8 Blow down
F9 Safety valve
F11 Cyclinder cock
F14 Guard's whistle
F15 Coupler clank
F16 Fireman's breakfast
DCC Type: DCC Fitted
Livery/owner: LNER Apple Green
Designer: Sir Nigel Gresley
Detail: Digital TTS Sound
Age Suitability: 3+
Motor: 5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Configuration: 4-6-2
Special Features: NEM Couplings
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What are back-orders? Back-Orders allow you to place an order for a product, that is temporarily out of stock.
How much are pre-orders / back-orders? Prices may vary slighlty (from what was paid on the day of the order). Whilst we try to maintain the lowest possible price, factors such as supplier price and exchange rate fluctuations, could affect the final price when we receive it in store.
Note: Pre-orders could in some cases be a deposit price, without any knowledge of a final price from the Supplier or Manufacturer. In all cases you will be notified if there is a significant price change, from what was originally paid, before shipping.
How long do I have to wait for my pre-order / back-order? All
orders will be shipped once stock has arrived and full payment has been made, with the exception of Manufacturer Release Dates on some Pre-order Products. Waiting time depends on many factors, which are mostly out of our control. They could be for example, Manufacturing delays (due to global pandemics), Supplier shortages, or shipping delays.
Why am I being charged for my pre-order/back-order, even though the product isn’t released/re-stocked yet? This
is pre-payment for an item's payment and delivery costs that isn’t released yet to ensure as soon as it arrives your order can be fulfilled and sent out to you a.s.a.p. Not all orders will be charged shipping depending on size, and total order amount (see our website for current shipping to find out more and our shipping policy for more information).
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For detailed information on shipping of pre orders please read our Shipping Policy.
For detailed information on returns of pre orders please read our Returns Policy.