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    Hornby - New Tooling - Terrier

    I agree with the assessment of the shape of the front guard irons, totally the wrong shape given the design drawings and photographic evidence as well as the surviving locomotives. Great looking models though and it's easy to be critical especially when there is little to be critical about. However, the locos are a minefield of detail differences, some of these are picked up on the Dapol model tread.
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    Results - The Wishlist Poll 2018

    I will still keep on voting for an NLR 1F tank as long as it's on the wishlist (78 votes)
  3. Thanks Alex and rembrow. I have also contacted Hattons where I have a pre-order for both. They have replied saying they are expected in stock any day now. Cheers Andy.
  4. Has anyone heard of a likely release date for 590 and Peggy? June is stated on a number of retailers websites. Just wondered if there's been any wispers of a later Month this year. Money is saved and put aside!! Cheers Andy.
  5. Hattons for one will be charging the additional 10%. Announced by them yesterday. No doubt other retailers will follow. I doubt it will push buyers to make thier purchases in Australia locally as even with the additional 10% buying from the UK is still significantly cheaper. The cynical me sees this as purely a money making exercise by the Government and not a scheme to increase domestic sales. Andy.
  6. Hello There is plenty of photographic and video evidence around to confirm that 31518 was push-pull fitted, it was one of the last of the class to be withdrawn after working push-pull services in the Three Bridges, Tunbridge Wells West and East Grinstead areas. I would suggest that it is either a mistake or omission on the BR Database website. It always pays to check/corroborate information on the web with other published sources and photographs!! Cheers Andy.
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    New Hornby Collectors Club?

    My money is on a J36 as photos on the web show Maude inside a white, corrugated steel structure (at the Boness Railway I think) and the Hornby photo shows the same in the backgroud. A Glen would be nice too though.
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    New Hornby Collectors Club?

    Upgrade/re-tool of the Terrier or E2 maybe rather than a new loco type? Then there's plenty of LBSCR rollingstock that has never been produced. Hornby have also produced an LBSCR brakevan that appears sporadically in the Railroad range.
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    New Hornby Collectors Club?

    Further to my previous post. Attached is a photo of the rear of "Maude's" tender. Coal rails and lamp iron match those in "The Collector" photo. The tender water tank filler lid lifting handle also matches one of the other Hornby "teaser" photos. Andy.
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    New Hornby Collectors Club?

    Finally seen the latest downloadable edition of The Collector and seen for myself the "teaser" photos of the measuring up of prototypes for the 2019 range. After looking at the photo of the tender coal rails I initially thought that it could be something North Eastern like a J27 or J21 but the lamp bracket is in the wrong place for an NE tender. However; the lamp bracket is not in the wrong place for a North British tender and has the right number of coal rails. Could J36 "Maude" be a new Hornby model for 2019? Mmmmmm............. All will be revealed at Warley?? Andy.
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    New Hornby Collectors Club?

    Yes, it did have GWR on the pipe. However; preservation society's recycle parts were possible. I doubt "Fonmon" was ever vacuum fitted when in industrial service at Aberthaw cement works in its early days, this would most likely have occurred post preservation to work passenger trains. All speculation by me of course!! Regards Andy.
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    New Hornby Collectors Club?

    I found the attached photo online. Rivet work, handrails, lining and "bagless" vacuum pipe look consistent with the Hornby images. Didn't Hornby say that one of their future models was related to a previous release (or words to that effect)? So, baby Peckett could be getting a big brother? Loco is 1924 built Peckett 1636 0-6-0ST "Fonmon".
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    The Engine Shed

    The Engine Shed actually stated on 28/07/17 the following: "But, you never know, in the meantime we might have some other HUGE H Class related surprises left, you’ll just have to watch this space…" So not BIG but HUGE. Why were all of the letters capitalised I wonder? A "U" Class has finished high and above a Lord Nelson in the last couple of wishlist polls. How is a U Class related to an H Class? The Bluebell Railway has two of them, 1618 and 1638 so were they measured at the same time? They have different tenders so adds to variations that could be produced. Or, it could be any SR loco with an H, U, G or E classification!! All will be revealed very soon no doubt.............
  14. Mystery solved!! Sounds very much like that was the re-bunkering date/reason. Never noticed the lack of beading, thanks for sharing this information.
  15. The above website is somewhere I just did a quick check and is very useful for brief/concise SR loco histories and technical specifications. There are plenty of photos in printed reference material and achieve film on DVD that show 263 with a flared bunker in BR days. I have a photo from the mid 1950s that shows 263 had a flared bunker back then and with the early BR lion and wheel emblem and no push-pull fittings (so no Westinghouse pump). I believe that 263 was fitted with this equipment in 1960 so quite late in life as the loco was withdrawn in January 1964. I don't have any photos of the loco in SR or SECR days to check what period the bunker was changed. Saying that I haven't really searched yet!! Preserved locos can be a minefield for researchers as a lot of them received modifications either during their pre-preservation working lives or during preservation that do not then represent the loco in it's as built form. So, 263 in SECR livery is wrong!! I still think it looks fantastic even though I am a BR(s) steam era modeller. As for Westinghouse brake fitted locos? I believe that 13 H class locos were fitted from new and so were dual fitted (air and vacuum) to work ex-LCDR air brake fitted stock. This has been mentioned in a previous post. A number of C class locos were also similarly fitted and I believe these remained so until late into their lives or until withdrawal. I have not seen any photographic evidence that H class locos carried Westinghouse air brake equipment into BR days, only air pumps associated with push-pull working.

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