I am not a great diesel fan to be honest, but having seen colour photos of the prototype many years ago, I have always considered this to be the best looking diesel loco ever - bar none. The unique colour scheme sets it apart from anything else - just brilliant.
I have consecutive limited edition certificate numbers in the mid 1500's and am well pleased.
It seems not all shop stock has been sold yet, but once the news and pictures get out, I'm sure the total of 4000 will be sold very quickly.
I agree that it's a beautiful locomotive with a beautiful livery ( Kestrel in BR Corpse Blue? - sacrilege!!! Might just
work in Two Tone Green )
Got mine in the post from the Beatleside boxshifter on Tuesday, no fault with mine at all apart from a slight knocking noise in one bogie when running in one direction.
No real justification for having one but I wanted a model of it since I first clocked a photograph of it when I was a teenager!
My certificate number is 3587 so if you want one, order yours now!!!