At danger of being sold into overseas ownership, 60103 'Flying Scotsman' was incorporated into the National Collection in April 2004 following a successful fundraising campaign, led by the National Railway Museum, to save the locomotive. Subject to heavy intermediate repairs in September 2004, followed by heavy general repairs in January 2006, 'Flying Scotsman' was subject to a vicious cycle of maintenance over the next five years. In May 2011, an intensive restoration programme began at the workshops of Riley & Son (E) of Bury leading to full restoration. The return to mainline steam in 2016 caught the nation’s imagination, with huge crowds of all ages gathering wherever the 'Flying Scotsman' appeared to greet it.
Maximum curve Hornby 2nd radius + / 438mm+