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#1 EddieB

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 20:08

Found in Sainsbury's earlier today, the second edition of a new partwork which comes complete with 1:76 ("OO scale", sic) static model of streamlined "Coronation" 6220 in LMS red.

 

I thought it was the same partwork described in another thread, but instead it appears to be the latest from the company that brought out a similar "world" series of N gauge locomotives several years ago.

 

The Duchess looks a lot of model for £5.99, and could make a good base for renumbering and naming for my daughter.

 

Next issue will be priced at £8.99 and has (yawn) "Flying Scotsman".  (Don't they have any imagination?)


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#2 MikeTrice

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 15:10

I picked up the first issue with Mallard for £2.99 a couple of weeks ago, then posted images on LNER Info. Unfortunately no one else could find a copy. It will be interesting to hear what coverage it is now getting. Like you, mine came from Sainsbury as well, however WHSmiths seem to be ignoring it. It is a shame as the models are quite good for the price.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:20

It would be interesting to know roughly were you are Mike, in order to get some idea of where, other than Essex, is regarded as a fit place for the alleged trial marketing of this magazine. The sooner we get it (as promised) in the rest of the Kingdom, the better - it might put a stop to profiteering such as this:
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a7f6a8733

Yep, they've started already.......

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#4 MikeTrice

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:33

Border between Kent and Surrey.



#5 gr.king

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 20:52

More info or speculation down the page here:

http://www.lner.info...&p=83117#p83117

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 23:26

Ive had trouble getting issue number 2, saw it in McColls in Earls Court whilst on a lunch break few weeks ago ... seems this magazine is popular and not easy to get!

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 23:37

Even though we both come from Essex (in case you couldn't tell...) FTAOD, I'm not the eBay seller linked above (not a bad idea, though), having missed Part 1.  As someone notes on the LNER forum, a streamlined B17/5 conversion would make an interesting project.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 13:29

Looks like it's started again..there is ad in latest issue of Giant Warplanes magazine..and website..

 

http://www.greatbrit...comotive.co.uk/



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 13:48

I am as sure as one can be from having seen the A4 from a year ago, that the model is a copy of Hornby's product. Easy to spot 'tell'; it had a flangeless Cartazzi truck wheelset.


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#10 MikeTrice

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 19:04

I am as sure as one can be from having seen the A4 from a year ago, that the model is a copy of Hornby's product. Easy to spot 'tell'; it had a flangeless Cartazzi truck wheelset.

Sorry, I can see no evidence to support that, having bought a few.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:59

You lucky ... managing to scoop up multiples. Where did you find them? The guy who waved one at me lived in the Chingford area so I assumed that they maust have had some distribution there.

 

Never appeared in central Herts first time around to my knowledge, and my local WHS denies all knowledge as at 11:40 this morning.



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 19:24

They are from the first release and the only place I found them was the local Sainsbury. Only managed to pick up issues 1 & 2 and never saw them again.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 13:46

Wherever they may be available now, it's not in Sainsbury. The young woman arranging the stock had the list and it wasn't on it..



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 17:34

I've just bought one of two copies of issue 1 from Co-op in Northfield, Birmingham.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:23

Just  bought  one  from  a  Co-op  store  of  all places  in my local  Town  BUCKLEY CH7  but  it  was  the  last  one



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 14:06

Tilbury Asda had one this morning. Unless they have reserve stocks hidden away, they don't have it any longer!

 

We are promised a streamlined Coronation in crimson lake (presumably 6229), A3 4472 (with German style blinkers) SR 'Schools' 'Stowe' GWR 2800 :) , Black 5, 1000 MR Compound, 'Rocket', 'City of Truro' :), LNER K3, SR WC, a Jinty' 3F  "... and many more" *    The 2nd issue is £5.99, then £8.99

 

The subscription comes with various freebies. I'm thinking about it  (and SWMBO hasn't said "No!")

 

* This 'Many More' individual gets everywhere! :jester:


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 14:44

Saw the Mallard issue in the newsagent at Chesterfield Station this morning. I might buy it tho...



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:05

Found a copy today in Helensburgh. Very impressed with the model, well decorated  separate handrails (plastic) nice detail in general.

Interesting list of other locomotives in the series locomotion, rocket. City of truro, evening star etc Looks like they are working their way through the national collection, I wonder if we will get a APTE or a prototype HST? 

Looks like I'm going to have to buy another display case ......... again! 



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:44

My local newsagent has a "Mallard" in stock at the moment and it looks to be quite a nice model, but, on closer inspection, I noticed none of the wheels on the front pony truck are in contact with the track on the display plinth !

I was delighted to see on the packaging, that one of the production Deltics is planned to follow later in the series.    


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:56

One question. If they can be fettled, can they be motorised?



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 19:09

The wheels are plastic and don't turn so unless you fit a new set of wheels and valve gear connecting rods etc no.

Regarding the front bogie you can remove it from the plastic base 4 screws hold it in place once free of the base the bogie can me gently pulled down. The plastic base takes up too much space in a display case.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 19:28

Maynards newsagents in Morley (South of Leeds) had 3 issue 1's with Mallard yesterday.

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 19:32

The wheels are plastic and don't turn so unless you fit a new set of wheels and valve gear connecting rods etc no.

Regarding the front bogie you can remove it from the plastic base 4 screws hold it in place once free of the base the bogie can me gently pulled down. The plastic base takes up too much space in a display case.

Ok thanks. Looks like I'll have to wait for the Deltic.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 20:04

Ok thanks. Looks like I'll have to wait for the Deltic.

 

A Western & an unspecified Electric get a mention too.

 

(Yes, I forked out £2.99 out of interest - not unpacked mine yet but am hoping to make them mobile albeit unpowered. Yes I've seen the Barrow Hill thread too!)


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:12

Wonder what the electric will be class 84? EM1 of more likely class 87. 

Wonder if there will be a Stirling single at some point. 

It seems they will be sticking to the national collection .

Who fancys a model of the NRM.

By the way found this gem when googling the national collection. 

http://www.nrm.org.u...5-7039&pageNo=2

Never knew the Bodmin and Waterford railway were so ahead of there time 


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