Hattons LNER A3 Launch Event
The highly anticipated O gauge Hattons Originals LNER Class A3 locomotives recently arrived into stock and have been met with a fantastic reception by customers!
Customers testing out their new locomotives. © Tony Wright, courtesy of BRM
We held a special launch event for the new models, which gave customers the opportunity to try out their new locomotives before they took them home. On hand was leading LNER historian, Tony Wright, who discussed the real life locomotives with visitors to the store.
Mr Booker was the lucky first customer to receive an A3 and was ecstatic with his purchase. He was served by Store Assistant, John, who provided a full test of Mr Booker’s model.
Store Assistant, John, with customer Mr Booker. © Tony Wright courtesy of BRM
Mr Booker said: “I would like to say that I am exceedingly satisfied with my new purchase from you. It was a pleasure to meet several members of staff who were very helpful. What an unforeseen honour (to receive the first locomotive)!”
All of our numbered variations of the Class A3 locomotives are available to order now, with the unnumbered variants expected early 2020! A range of variations and colour schemes have been catered for - with models representing the full lifespan of these legendary locomotives.
We previously caught up with Tony Wright, who took a closer look at the final samples during production. See what he thought: