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  1. Not wishing to pre-empt OR as they haven't as yet given details of liveries only running numbers and depots. I would hazard a guess that it will be Full black/Full red livery for the BR versions era 4/5 respectively. Not sure as to the other variants, grey for the LNER possibly?
  2. You seem obsessed with Oxford products in particular being toys and their play value. Granted, they've made mistakes with some models where a tad more research would have been prudent. However, please remember OR is quite new to the railway modelling side of things. As for the steam crane appealing to "Serious Modellers", would it not be too difficult for such folk to source a match truck or in fact build one from available kits ? OR have already given the reasoning behind this stance. It's quite simple, if you don't like the product don't buy it.
  3. I question your label of a toy because it was quite obviously much more of a scale model than that. I've seen various products from other well known manufacturers that can't hold a candle to this model. As for a £40 price you quote, realistically the RRP was somewhere around £60. This was still very much a bargain in today's market. The few that I've seen left for sale at some outlets are closer to that mark. I've got a feeling that we will again be pleasantly surprised both on quality and cost.
  4. If the steam crane is anything like as good as the railgun, which I have no doubt will be the case, this will be another milestone for OR.
  5. A plausible and sensible explanation, however this loco is still available to order on the Hornby website and at the majority of approved outlets.
  6. Definitely new tooling from the pictures in the catalogue I would say.
  7. Black 5 Bear

    Oxford N7

    I seem to recollect Jenny Kirk having a similar issue to yourself with the first release, wartime grey, GER N7. As you say, good retailer support is paramount and from experience you won't find better than Dan and his team at Derails.
  8. Just browsing through the new 2020 catalogue and have just noticed that R3709 LMS crimson 6201 Princess Elizabeth is not even listed for release. An omission on Hornby's part I wonder ? The special edition pack with 46201 in early BR black livery however does looks splendid together with the two Stanier coaches.
  9. Maybe it would be prudent to wait until we see the finished article before passing judgement. 6201 for example, which has been doing the rounds at November and December exhibitions was only ever a paint sample rather than a final production run product. The latest pictures of the Princess class front bogies/wheels on the Hornby website look somewhat finer.
  10. In addition to the two samples featured in the latest Engine Shed blog, Hornby are also releasing R3649 Ellerman Lines in BR Brunswick green and R3632 East Asiatic Company in experimental BR blue liveries. Both are shown on the Hornby website as due for general release in Spring 2020. Maybe a late crest version, General Steam Navigation complete with cut down tender will be announced for 2020.
  11. My guess is a brand new tooling Stanier 8F as the previous Hornby incarnation hasn't been available in the range for a couple of years.
  12. Time Left: 22 days and 8 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    An as new, undamaged Hornby Q1 33020 locomotive in weathered late crest BR livery. This item like my other postings is part of my personal collection and has only ever been test run since purchase. Complete with all paperwork/detailing pack and DCC ready. Open to sensible offers. Thank you for looking.

    £75.00

  13. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    An as new, undamaged Stanier 8F complete with Fowler tender This loco is brand new having only ever been test run and is superb in every respect. All complete with unopened detailing pack/paperwork DCC ready. Open to sensible offers. Thank you for looking.

    £100.00

  14. Time Left: 21 days and 9 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    An as new, undamaged West Country class Pacific loco 34045 Ottery St Mary in late crest BR livery. This loco is part of my personal collection, having only ever been test run since purchase and is superb in all respects. All complete with unopened detailing pack/paperwork DCC ready. Open to sensible offers. Thank you for looking.

    £100.00

  15. Time Left: 21 days and 9 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    An as new, undamaged West Country class Pacific loco 34036 Westwood Ho' in late crest BR livery. This item is part of my personal collection, having only ever been test run following purchase and is superb in all respects. All complete with unopened detailing pack/paperwork DCC ready. Open to sensible offers. Thank you for looking.

    £100.00

  16. Excellent choices Ian. I'm hoping/banking on a late crest airsmooth M/N, a newly tooled Rebuilt M/N and a Stanier 8F. Hopefully the idea of glowing cab LED fireboxes recently featured on the new Princess class will be a feature on all new releases.
  17. Have just signed up for the gold membership. Will there still be time to get a ticket to the Peterborough show this coming Saturday I wonder ?
  18. Not to mention that ancient second tender, a throwback from the 70's.
  19. It appears that we're going to be disappointed. This loco is now shown for release on the Hornby website as Summer 2020 !
  20. Still holding out for an airsmooth Merchant Navy, General Steam Navigation in late BR livery coupled with a cut down tender. And maybe the rumoured Q class.
  21. Advertised on the Rails website for £109.50 plus p+p. I bought one earlier in the year for £95 from Model Railways Direct. A superb model, you won't be disappointed. There appears to be plenty in stock around the country, so a post Christmas sale check maybe in order.
  22. IMHO, the best rendition of brunswick green so far produced by Hornby is without doubt the recent release WC and BOB class's. Appledore, ROC and Trevone paintwork looks superb, which enhances an already superb model. Let's hope the new prairie lives up to expectations.
  23. Does anyone have a pair of front tender steps for the above loco ? I've tried all the usual channels with no result. Cost of parts plus p+p will naturally be made. Many thanks in anticipation.
  24. Black 5 Bear

    The Engine Shed

    Or more likely, a SR Q class 0 6 0 which I believe has already been scanned at the Bluebell Railway.
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