'The Unknown Warrior' makes its Centrepiece Debut at Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

Another landmark occasion took place when the new steam locomotive 'The Unknown Warrior' was exhibited as the centrepiece locomotive display at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on the 23rd/24th November. The new 'Patriot' class locomotive had been brought down from its place of construction at Llangollen the previous Wednesday, and visited the National Memorial Arboretum for its first public appearance. After being displayed at the National Memorial Arboretum on the afternoon of 21st November, 'The Unknown Warrior' was taken to the NEC, Birmingham where it was the first exhibit allowed inside Hall 5 at 6am on the Friday set-up day of the Warley show.

The Unknown Warrior makes National Memorial Arboretum visit

The Unknown Warrior made its first public appearance away from its Llangollen construction base when the partially completed locomotive visited the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 21st November. The new Patriot was en route to the NEC for the Warley Model Railway Exhibition and stopped by the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, in Staffordshire.

Remembrance Weekend Steam Loco - The Unknown Warrior

'The Unknown Warrior' steam locomotive was decorated with poppies for Remembrance Weekend. This was seen by visitors as part of the Remembrance weekend events at the Llangollen Railway. 'The Unknown Warrior' is a new steam locomotive that is being built that is dedicated to the fallen from all conflicts and has been endorsed by The Royal British Legion as the new National Memorial Engine.

Patriot Nameplate Display for Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

The LMS-Patriot Project has gathered together around 20 original Patriot nameplates that will be displayed at the Warley National Model Railway exhibition on Saturday 23rd November. The nameplates have been loaned from private collections for one day only, and will be displayed next to 'The Unknown Warrior' locomotive at the NEC.

National Memorial Arboretum Visit

The LMS-Patriot Company, the charitable new build steam locomotive project which is building the Royal British Legion Endorsed National Memorial Engine, 'The Unknown Warrior', will be displaying the partially completed engine at the National Memorial Arboretum between 12-3pm on 21st November 2013.

More information here

Find out more about the National Memorial Arboretum at www.thenma.org.uk

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

See the latest progress of 'The Unknown Warrior' which will be the centrepiece display at the NEC and visit our Sales Stand. Sign up as a new Member - special Warley rate only £10 (normal rate £16) - The 1000th Member to sign up will receive a Colin Wright print.

New Painting of 'The Unknown Warrior' by Railway Artist Colin Wright

Derbyshire artist Colin Wright has produced his second painting of LMS Patriot 'The Unknown Warrior'. The superb oil colour painting depicts the artist's impression of Crewe North Shed in May 1934. The original Patriot Class: 5551(unnamed) was out shopped in May 1934, The original Claughton LNWR Memorial Engine "1914 ( LMS 5964) Patriot" was withdrawn in July 1934 and the last Jumbo "25001 Snowdon" was withdrawn in October 1934.

"The Unknown Warrior - a brush with the past" (medium print)

£25.00

Derbyshire artist Colin Wright has produced his second painting of LMS Patriot 'The Unknown Warrior'. The superb oil colour painting depicts the artist's impression of Crewe North Shed in May 1934. The original  Patriot Class: 5551(unnamed) was out shopped in May 1934, The original Claughton LNWR Memorial Engine "1914 ( LMS 5964) Patriot" was withdrawn in July 1934 and the last Jumbo "25001 Snowdon" was withdrawn in October 1934.

Medium size print 19.7" x 13.9" (500mm x 353mm)

£20.00 + £5.00 P&P

Price: £25.00

"The Unknown Warrior - a brush with the past" (large print)

£45.00

Derbyshire artist Colin Wright has produced his second painting of LMS Patriot 'The Unknown Warrior'. The superb oil colour painting depicts the artist's impression of Crewe North Shed in May 1934. The original  Patriot Class: 5551(unnamed) was out shopped in May 1934, The original Claughton LNWR Memorial Engine "1914 ( LMS 5964) Patriot" was withdrawn in July 1934 and the last Jumbo "25001 Snowdon" was withdrawn in October 1934.

Large size print measuring 27.5" x 22" (700mm x 560mm)

£40.00 + £5.00 P&P

Price: £45.00

BR Black Patriot 45551 'The Unknown Warrior'

£25.00

Jonathan Clay has produced these superb signed A3 size prints from original watercolour paintings featuring three Patriot class locomotives. Available exclusively from the LMS-Patriot Project.

£20 + £5.00 P&P

Price: £25.00

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