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Which Princess Coronation Pacifics have you got?

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#1 Robin Brasher

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:06

From around 1939 to the present day several manufacturers have produced models of Princess Coronation Pacifics and many have been modified to represent our favourite engines. There were lots of different liveries and versions but I wonder if a model of each one exists somewhere.

 

I chose the Hornby "Duchess of Atholl" as it reminded me of the Hornby Dublo model.

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#2 LNER4479

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:17

I reckon, without too much of a sweat, you could have a model of each of the 38 without any two being in exactly the same external condition.

 

Mind you, not making much inroads into it myself just at the moment - only got 5...

6225 (Hornby red streamlined)

46238 (re-wheeled Wrenn)

46251 (Model Loco kit)

46251 (Hornby). Bit of an issue there! Needs renumbering and re-configuring as an ex-streamlined one

46256 (Hornby). Newest kid on the block! Seen at Warley over the weekend...

 

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#3 Leander

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:24

46232 Duchess of Montrose by Hornby - only run-in and available to buy second hand if anyone interested PMs me.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:31

Hornby Dublo EDL2

 

 

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#5 Brocp

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 17:41

God I'd have to have at least about 20, easily.
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#6 Tiddles47

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 18:28

I have 3. 

 

6229 LMS Maroon streamlined and glossed

46229 In Br Maroon Tender drive

46233 in BR Green previous tooling. (part of engine and coach pack)

 

Also Princesses 6201 and 46203 :)



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 19:20

Rovex Princess Elizabeth with plunger pickups... :senile:


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#8 sirwilliamfrs

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 20:14

Hornby 46228 BR Green (semi-smokebox)

Wrenn 46229 BR Red (repainted & lined, scale wheels)

Hornby-Dublo LMS 6231 x 2 (1 with & 1 without deflectors)

Hornby-Dublo  BR 46232 x 2 (1 gloss & 1 matt)

Hornby 6233 Royal Train with 3 coaches

1980s Hornby LMS 6233

1980s Hornby LMS 6234

Wrenn 46235 BR Green 

Wrenn 46242 BR Blue

Wrenn 46243 BR Red (renumbered/renamed)

Hornby-Dublo 46245 BR Red

Hornby-Dublo 46247 BR Red

Hornby-Dublo 46252 BR Black (repainted/renumbered)

Wrenn 6254 LMS Black

Hornby 46256 (new)

& Hornby 46229 (NRM-new)


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 20:53

Hornby R2930 City of Lancaster.
Hornby R3555 Sir William A, Stanier.
Hornby R2312 City of Chester, now fitted with Comet Tender and Ivatt kit, is now City of Solford.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 21:14

Rovex Princess Elizabeth with plunger pickups... :senile:

 

Really?   We had a 3-rail Duchess of Montrose   nyah nyah   when aged about 15 I fitted a Triang B12 chassis and Kitmaster valve gear,     then I think some younger sibling returned it to original  bashed and worn glory, I think it still runs!

 

 

I was going to reply "Plunger pickups?"   "We used to DREAM of plunger pickups!"    .... :)

 

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 21:25

this arrived a few days ago, the stock-take team are still counting the other models in the less-used parts of the house... underneath piles of Heljan Garratts, stray cats, Bachmann BR Compounds (some day I shall be rich!)

 

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Cheers

 

 


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#12 JSpencer

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 23:02

Duchess of Sutherland - Hornby LMS celebrated its 40th birthday this year. Curved front. The only one with working lights.
Coronation LMS blue Streamlined broken out of a 90s trainset
City of Liverpool - Ks limited edition Hornby. BR Maroon LC again from the 90s
Duchess of Hamilton - Hornby 2008, streamlined LMS maroon NRM
City of Edinburgh - Hornby 2012 BR blue semi
Sir William Stanier - Hornby 2017 BR maroon modified Ivatt type.

Those 6 will do me nicely.

I did have a Wrenn Duchess of Hamiltion in lined LMS black but traded it in for the streamliner above of the same name.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:15

6220 Coronation x 2
6221 Queen Elizabeth
6224 Princess Alexandra
6225 Duchess Of Gloucester
46226 Duchess of Norfolk
6227 Duchess of Devonshire
6229 Duchess of Hamilton x 2
6233 Duchess of Sutherland x 2
6234 Duchess of Abercorn
6235 City of Birmingham
6239 City of Chester
6242 City of Glasgow
6243 City of Lancaster
46244 King George VI
6245 City of London
46245 City of London
6246 City of Manchester
6251 City of Nottingham
6252 City of Leicester
6256 Sir William A Stanier F.R.S

It could be more than that, I'll have to check my stock in the shed.

Those are a mix of streamliners (6220, 21, 24, 25, 29, 39)

Stock for my 47 Crewe North layout (6220, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 42, 43, 45, 46, 51, 52, 56)

And some in BR colours (46244 and 45)


My aim is by the end of my life (I'm only 30, so hopefully I've got a while yet!) I will have all 37 as they were at the end of 1947 (plus I'll do the 38th, Salford, even though she wasn't built until the beginning of BR) currently I'm concentrating on completing all of the Crewe North locos, as well as having Coronation as a Royal Engine, which is nearly done. 6256 is well under way to becoming LMS Black also as we speak.
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#14 Dunsignalling

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:53

Hornby Dublo EDL2

Interesting to compare that photo with Robin's.

 

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#15 Pete the Elaner

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 09:44

About 15, all in LMS, which I built my 30s/40s WCML layout for.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 13:06

. 6256 is well under way to becoming LMS Black also as we speak.

 

i am looking forwards to seeing a photo of this :)



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:27

I wont mention his name but one of our group has 39 of the things...yes I know ..but he has a duplicate of one because it ran in his period with a different tender!

 

More impressive is that none of these are 'toys' as in early models only suitable to run round a train set for nostalgic reasons but all are properly detailed weathered coaled close coupled and accurate as in each one carries the correct livery tender and any

 

other detail differences.

 

All have Gibsons on the front bogies and the rear truck arrangement modified as required on earlier models to disguise the innacuracies.

 

Each of the entire class has been researched and is individually accurate for the period depicted which I believe is 59-62.

 

He brought over his converted Ivatt Stanier plus his DJH Salford for comparison with the new Hornby offering.

 

Side by side with the new Hornby Stanier there was little to pick between his Hornby conversion and the new model which is a measure of his work and the quality of the former however the DJH kit I thought was inferior in many ways especially around

 

the rear truck which of course Hornby has addressed by employing a 'fixed' example..and as we don't run pacifics on unrealistic curves like some of the ridiculous train set images recently posted it works very well and looks superb.

 

It has been suggested we have a whip round to get him some professional help but so far we have only raised £3/17/6d!

 

Dave.


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#18 MikeParkin65

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:00

I wont mention his name but one of our group has 39 of the things...yes I know ..but he has a duplicate of one because it ran in his period with a different tender!
 
More impressive is that none of these are 'toys' as in early models only suitable to run round a train set for nostalgic reasons but all are properly detailed weathered coaled close coupled and accurate as in each one carries the correct livery tender and any
 
other detail differences.
 
All have Gibsons on the front bogies and the rear truck arrangement modified as required on earlier models to disguise the innacuracies.
 
Each of the entire class has been researched and is individually accurate for the period depicted which I believe is 59-62.
 
He brought over his converted Ivatt Stanier plus his DJH Salford for comparison with the new Hornby offering.
 
Side by side with the new Hornby Stanier there was little to pick between his Hornby conversion and the new model which is a measure of his work and the quality of the former however the DJH kit I thought was inferior in many ways especially around
 
the rear truck which of course Hornby has addressed by employing a 'fixed' example..and as we don't run pacifics on unrealistic curves like some of the ridiculous train set images recently posted it works very well and looks superb.
 
It has been suggested we have a whip round to get him some professional help but so far we have only raised £3/17/6d!
 
Dave.


Would love to see some photos :)

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 12:32

Would love to see some photos :)

 

I'll mail him and ask him to send a few on.

 

Hopefully a group shot...maybe he can pack them all unrealistically on to his personal and very good home layout. 

 

Watch this space.

 

Dave.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 14:24

I'll mail him and ask him to send a few on.
 
Hopefully a group shot...maybe he can pack them all unrealistically on to his personal and very good home layout. 
 
Watch this space.
 
Dave.


A couple to be going on with, the first already shown on another thread.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 20:06

2 down 36 to go ...not counting duplicates!

 

Superb collection.

 

D.



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 23:40

6229 Streamlined
6230
6231 (dublo)
6231 (new release)
46229
46233
46235 (wrenn)
46236
46241
46245
46256

A couple pending exit there though, most likely 46236, 6230 possibly 46235.

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 01:21

A couple to be going on with, the first already shown on another thread.

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Nice pair of locos and your '56' compares very favourably with Hornbys latest.

 

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#24 Mersey507003

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 15:30

I have 1. It was numbered 46232 when I bought it from a model fair at chester northgate arena several years ago.

She's tender driven but recently had the motor converted to take a cd drawer motor.

She is now more controllable at slow speed but because of how fast the motor is rated, she needs slowing down a fair bit as the rubber tyres will not get a good grip because of how fast the motor makes her go.

If I could convert 46232 now 6232 and painted in maroon into a loco driven model then that would certainly be better.

However, without kitbuilding a loco chassis I cannot see a way to do this.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 15:47

Whilst looking for some baseboard pics, I came across this one.  I have both City of Nottingham and City of Coventry, both from DJH kits.  Looking forward to seeing them run again...

 

Probably the best looking loco ever and that's from an A4 diehard.

 

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Here's one of the pics Chris Nevard took when he was here years ago.  Memo to self.  I must paint track properly.....

 

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