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22 minutes ago, Butler Henderson said:

 

 

I have two - the original NRM release (in "as preserved" blue) -  and then the 2013 re-issue in a lighter shade, which I took to be "in service" per the photos that exist.

 

Neither has the red above the fuel tank; both are pristine not weathered.

 

But I've never seen them issued as East Coast and West Coast, nor with headboards...

 

Curious times we live in.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Butler Henderson said:

Slightly different shades of blue

 

Not when the side-on views at Rails are compared. I think we are up to about 10,000 models of DP1 since 2007 now, these two versions date from 2017.

 

Are there any colour photos of her on the WCML? I don't recall seeing any with the red embellishments.

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Looked at Rails photos and the WCML is a very slightly darker blue to the ECML one= that is borne out by the listings in Ramseys British Model Trains catalogue which lists the models produced up to 2011 as being a different blue (light blue v ER blue) to those produced in 2013. The 2015 production is simply listed as blue as they presumably had not appeared by the date of complilation.

 

Heres a swatch of the ECML one with a square from the WCML on top of it

 

Blues.jpg.6f655b69a6fd73a9f62d73a11f171a69.jpg

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2 hours ago, Butler Henderson said:

Looked at Rails photos and the WCML is a very slightly darker blue to the ECML one= that is borne out by the listings in Ramseys British Model Trains catalogue which lists the models produced up to 2011 as being a different blue (light blue v ER blue) to those produced in 2013. The 2015 production is simply listed as blue as they presumably had not appeared by the date of complilation.

 

Heres a swatch of the ECML one with a square from the WCML on top of it

 

Blues.jpg.6f655b69a6fd73a9f62d73a11f171a69.jpg

Thanks for the detail. There's more livery difference in Bachmann's SR green Mk1 and Bulleid stock than there is there!

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On 02/12/2019 at 08:45, dogbox321 said:

 

Would not get your hope up too high!  Last year it was Screensavers, competitions, tips etc..

 

Which overall might be a better thing than Hornby undercutting its retailers...

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Regarding the Hornby Advent Calendar, I think we should loop the thread back to this time last year, the discussion has a distinct feeling of deja vu. Save a lot of wasted electrons and worn out keyboards!
 

Roy

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19 hours ago, Coryton said:

 

Which overall might be a better thing than Hornby undercutting its retailers...

 

Just advising a fellow modeller so they weren't disappointed!

 

Wanting to sell the majority of products direct and undercutting retailers is a different thing entirely, and done to death elsewhere.  At the end of the day, all companies dump stock they cannot sell, one way or another!  Why look on here if your not after a bargain?

 

Regards,

 

C.

 

 

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45 minutes ago, CovDriver said:

Hmmm I've got a 122 that doesn't really fit in within my era I'm after a blue and grey 121 though. 

Doh!! I missed out on the Hattons blue and grey bargain 121's by an hour or so

 

To my un-trained eye, the Highland Stag logo is the only difference between the blue/grey and Highland stag version; which is still available at £79. 

 

So £79, a cotton bud and some suitable removing fluid and you've got your blue/grey 121.

 

 

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14 hours ago, Foden said:

Lidl have the Livarno display cabinets on sale again from Sunday 15th December priced at £49.99.

 

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/great-gifts/livarno-living-collector-s-display-cabinet/p28106

 

I’ll definitely be in for another couple.

Also on sale in Northern Ireland as of today. At £10 more expensive tho.... Still excellent value for money. 

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