BR 60103 Flying Scotsman (Bassett-Lowke)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index

BR 60103 Flying Scotsman (Bassett-Lowke)

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Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout


A gauge 0 model of the famous "Flying Scotsman" locomotive, with BR markings (60103), made by Bassett-Lowke.

This version of the model, in the BR livery, was introduced by B-L circa 1952.

Promotional text (1954)

It may safely be stated that our Flying Scotsman is the most popular model in Gauge "0", as popular as its famous prototype. Throughout its life, apart form changes in colour (like the original), it has remained unchanged in appearance. The old G.N.R. with their (then) C.M.E. Nigel Gresley (later to become Sir Nigel Gresley) produced the first 4-6-2 Pacific loco in 1922, at Doncaster. Since then many 4-6-2- types have been built of the classes A1, A2, A3 and A4, all of the same family and all working main line trains on the Eastern and Scottish Regions. Our model possesses the high sided L.N.E.R. Tender and is finished in B.R. green finish. It is without doubt one of the best values in Gauge "0" locomotives and is an ideal model for use with our B.R. lithographed coaches on page 41.

— , -, , Bassett-Lowke catalogue, , 1954

Specification (1954)

Frames and Superstructure ..
Steel plate, lithographed.
Wheels ..
Cast anti-friction metal. (In electric models, cast-iron driving wheels).
Bogies ..
Weighted and with ample clearance.
Clockwork, 6-coupled spring motor, with latest pattern governors, reversing motion and brake actuated from rail or cab.
Electric, spur drive mechanism, 12 volt D.C.
Tender ..
8-wheel pattern, with anti-friction metal wheels.
Finish ..
Lithographed in correct colours, the die castings being accurate to scale.
Length overall, 20 1/4 in.
Weight, engine and tender, 5 lb.
  • No 3310/0 – Clockwork – £14.0.0.
  • No 5310/0 – Electric – £14.0.0.