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  1. Deposit paid! Better start saving my pennies!
  2. Placed my order at lunch for the LNER green version - that's me almost spent for the year! Don't tell the wife!
  3. Brilliant news! Must start saving pennies now, and finish the rake of NE wooden hoppers I have! I will definitely place an order once the house move is complete! SimonF
  4. Well with only a few days to go before the announcement I am going to put my tuppence worth in. I am going for an SECR 0-4-4T Class H to go with the birdcage stock. It will fit in nicely with their growing range of SECR locomotives Bachmann produce. I think an LNER C1 is on the cards - they are virtually identical to the LBSCR Marsh Atlantic which they were going to produce announced last Sept and will also tie in nicely with their NRM range. I am guessing they could do a special NRM only model of a C2 (Henry Oakley) using the chassis of this model at a later date. After this the crystal ball goes hazy so I am going to have a guess of an NBR Class C or LNER J36. 0-6-0 Freight engines are in vogue with both Bachmann and Hornby. As Bachmann have already announced they have dropped proposals for a J15 as Hornby have announced theirs, would they see this as an alternative? A Scottish loco, to possibly go with the D11/2 "Scottish Directors" they already produce and also it ties in nicely with the anniversary of WW1 - plus "Maude" is preserved and currently at the NRM. I doubt there will be any carriage stock announced as there was many announced last year. Simon
  5. I am suprised this hasn't appeared yet - an LNER 04/8 freight engine. Surely it would use most of the newly released Thompson 01? I think it might finally be the turn of original merchant navy and a revamped Class 90.
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    New B17

    Just realised I had an e-mail from hattons last week - I have had this loco on order for soo long my credit card had expired in the mean time! Oh well just have to wait for the second batch.....
  7. Well it could be - hattons just e-mailed me again to say the B17 is now due for release end of september 2012! Gives me more time to track down some 52'6" carriages to go with it.....
  8. I had an e-mail from hattons last week saying that they were expecting the B17 "Sandringham" in stock in mid August, so fingers crossed!
  9. I find it a bit odd that "Book Law" has been deferred, especially as Hornby has two new LNER Garter Blue A4's being released in the 2012 catalogue. Perhaps it is just a bit too similar and too soon after to last years "Royal Lancer" release which only made it into the shops in Autumn 2011 for the general public? Oh well, thats some money saved until next year!
  10. I think Hornby's latest A4's are fantastic, but I still have a soft spot for my 1980's Flying Scotsman which was my first loco.
  11. My heart is hoping for a J11 (with a D11 as an NRM tie in later in the year)..... my wallet is hoping for something GWR so it won't tempt me!
  12. I think at the time (my memory is gonig these days) Bachmann opted for the short firebox version because it had never been offered as r-t-r before. Simon
  13. Just had a thought, with the arguments about duplicated models between Bachmann and Hornby how do you think this idea would pan out? What would happen if Hornby were to release a long firebox version of an LMS Jubilee, I guess they could use parts from their Rebuilt Scot/Patriot to reduce developemnt costs. This would be a different variation to Bachmanns latest superb (short firebox) model. Similarly they could develop their railroad 9f to produce a Crosti boilered 9F. These loco's would be different from Bachmanns offerings, and would sort of be complimenting each others ranges without possibly reducing each others sales? Just a ponderance....
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