1:32 Tornado LNER 4-6-2, Live Steam

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, a registered charity, built Peppercorn class A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado, named after the RAF aircraft, at its Darlington Locomotive Works. Fitted with additional water capacity and the latest railway safety electronics, Tornado is fully equipped for today’s main line railway. The class A1s were designed by Arthur H Peppercorn for the London & North Eastern Railway and 49 were built in 1948/49 by British Railways. However, all were scrapped following the dieselisation of the railways. After 18 years of planning, construction and fundraising the £3 million locomotive was completed in 2008. Tornado was named by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at York station in 2009 and is frequently in the press and on TV and radio. Funds to build Tornado were raised through deeds of covenant, sponsorship (principal sponsor William Cook Cast Products Limited), loans and a bond issue. The Trust is raising funds to keep Tornado operating on Britain’s main line and heritage railways.

Accucraft’s model faithfully captures the elegance and power of the Peppercorn class A1 design and features all the unique details carried by Tornado.   The model is gas-fired with slide valves and has all the features the Gauge 1 fraternity have come to expect from an Accucraft locomotive.  The cylinders are fitted with drain cocks. The fully sprung chassis is constructed from stainless steel. The boiler is copper, the cab (with sliding cab windows) and tender are constructed from etched brass.  The UK RRP is £3650.00 and the model is available in apple green, blue and BR green.  The model is only available from Accucraft UK.  The retail profit from sales of this superb model will go to The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust to complete the financing of Tornado herself.


  • 1:32 Scale / 45 mm Gauge

  • Brass & Stainless Steel Construction

  • 8 ft. (2.5 m) Mini. Radius

  • Length: 29.5 in. (690 mm)

  • Width: 3.5 in. (90 mm)

  • Height: 5.25 in. (130 mm)


  • Butane fired

  • Two cylinders

  • Safety valve

  • Lubricator

  • Water level gauge

  • Pressure gauge

  • Axle water pump w/ bypass valve

  • Hand operated water pump w/ check valve


  • S32-12A  Tornado, Lined Apple Green, Rimless Chimney ‘British Railways’, Live Steam

  • S32-12B  Tornado, Lined BR Blue, Rimmed Chimney, Early Emblem, Live Steam

  • S32-12C  Tornado, Lined BR Green, Rimmed Chimney, Early Emblem, Live Steam

  • S32-12D  Tornado, Lined BR Green, Rimmed Chimney, Late Crest, Live Steam