An excellent example by Sunset Models (Korea) of Gresley LNER A3 pacific No. 96 ‘Papyrus’ with corridor tender and in LNER lined apple green circa 1946 – 48 (it carried the 1946 number ‘96’ from November 1946 until renumbered by BR in 1948). Factory fitted with Quantum DCC, sound and smoke (DCC address 96). This model was part of a very small batch that were supplied by the manufacturer unlettered and unnamed and sent to David Studley for finishing and fine detailing (they carried an extra £300 premium at the time of sale). Very lightly used, supplied in original box with paperwork. The prototype was into service from Doncaster in February 1929 and has a strong claim to fame – on a trial run to Newcastle in 1935, ‘Papyrus’ (named after the 1923 Derby winner) reached 108 miles per hour at Little Bytham with a 220 ton load, maintaining a speed above 100 mph for 12.5 miles which at the time was the world record for a non-streamlined loco. This however didn’t save it as withdrawal from St. Margarets came in September 1963, thence scrapping. £1450.