R3841 LNER Class W1 'Hush Hush' 4-6-4 no.10000 British Enterprise - DCC Ready

R3841 LNER Class W1 'Hush Hush' 4-6-4 no.10000 British Enterprise - DCC Ready

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On February 1, 1928, the order for the locomotive was confirmed, initially referred to as 4-6-4HP on the drawings, then subsequently as 'Engine No. 10000'. The first reference to 10000's designation as Class W1 was on 9 November 1926, but where the widely adopted name of 'Hush-Hush' came from is disputed. It could be that the nickname arose in the late summer of 1928, as news of Gresley's new locomotive began to leak out, however other sources suggest this was possibly an internal Darlington name that came from the distinctively quiet motion sound the loco made, or even because of a mistaken caption that featured in a Pathe News item. On 20 November 1929, nameplates were drawn up featuring the name British Enterprise and were cast soon after, but these plates were never fitted and the loco remained unnamed, being referred to as 'Hush-Hush' ever since.

R3841 is DCC Ready

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