To mark the launch of our exciting new ‘6-12-64’ membership scheme, the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust are offering subscribers the chance to win a 00 gauge model of 1264 in LNER Lined Green by Bachmann worth £180: 

This limited time offer is open to the first 20 people who sign up or upgrade their existing membership to the new ‘6-12-64’ membership scheme between Sunday 27th November and the closing date for entries of Friday 9th December, so hurry – get your skates on! The winner will be notified by Wednesday 14th December.

As well as the chance to win this fine model, joining the new ‘6-12-64’ club will help us to achieve our ambition of restoring 61264 to mainline running condition by December 2027; the 80th birthday of the locomotive.

To enter, simply go to, choose you membership level, and sign up / renew. Here you will also see the fantastic range of benefits that membership of the Trust will bestow, such as framed prints of the loco, railtour tickets and cab rides (subject to conditions).