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If only Henley had a racecourse, I could use loads then! It is after all a lovely model.

No racecourse ??!? .... isn't it called the Thames ?  ........................ OK, your eights might object to arriving by horsebox - but chances are they commute up to Town in cattle trucks five days a week as it is !

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No racecourse ??!? .... isn't it called the Thames ?  ........................ OK, your eights might object to arriving by horsebox - but chances are they commute up to Town in cattle trucks five days a week as it is !

 

Commuting is by Class 16X/Class387, the cattle trucks don't arrive until Crossrail gets to Reading in a few years time.

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5 minutes ago, gwrrob said:

Ignore the diagram listing by Rail's , this is a new number on a re-release N16 from Hornby.

 

https://railsofsheffield.com/products/39782/Hornby-r6972-oo-gauge-gwr-n13-horse-box-540

 

 

 

 

Is this the first time it's appeared in pre-roundel livery? 

 

I wonder whether they'd be suitable for the 1940's as a bit of variety?

 

 

 

 

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I can’t believe that this model was first released nine years ago.

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34 minutes ago, 46444 said:

Is this the first time it's appeared in pre-roundel livery?

 

Not sure, but it is difficult to justify a 1937-built prototype with a pre-1934 livery.

 

Maybe that's why Hornby is pretending it's not an N16.

 

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14 minutes ago, Miss Prism said:

 

Not sure, but it is difficult to justify a 1937-built prototype with a pre-1934 livery.

 

Maybe that's why Hornby is pretending it's not an N16.

 

 

Thanks Miss P. 

 

That may answer the question. 

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On 15/05/2020 at 20:08, gwrrob said:

I can’t believe that this model was first released nine years ago.

 

How time flies.

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9 hours ago, 46444 said:

 

When you're a driver on the train... ;)

 

Now you're shewing your age.;)

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1 minute ago, melmerby said:

C'mon guys, time to do some modelling!

Gat a big rasp and create a tumblehome on the ends and you have a N13

:jester:

 

 

 

I have several of those as I bought the Parkside kits. Also got enough of the LNER, LMS and BR versions.

 

However I don't have a N16* and was pondering the BR version. Which seems to be correct.

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/513912/hornby_r6973_n13_horse_box_w665_in_br_crimson/stockdetail.aspx

 

https://rcts.zenfolio.com/rolling-stock/gwr/ea0fcd4b3

 

Just that manufacturers and retailers are confusing things.  ;) 

 

 

*Not counting a couple of the old Lima model. Good for it's day, but that was the early 1980s.

 

 

Jason

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7 minutes ago, Jack Benson said:

Hi,

 

Are these horse boxes re-issues of the Lima vehicle?

 

I have a slightly different model R6561 and have been reliably inforned by an 'expert' that it is a Lima re-issue.

 

Cheers and Baffled

 

 

No. You can tell Lima ones by all the strange things on the roof.

 

L305826_3088503_Qty1_1.jpg

Photo borrowed from Hattons.

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The Hornby horse box is a silk purse compared to the Lima pig's ear.  There would be a lot of work to do underframe wise to get the Lima box anywhere near the Hornby model - assuming the body is accurate.  The roof obviously needs attention too.  It would make a great project.

 

From what I can tell the Lima "model" is the same diagram as the Hornby offering, notwithstanding the "LMS".

 

John

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Steamport Southport said:

 

No. You can tell Lima ones by all the strange things on the roof.

 

L305826_3088503_Qty1_1.jpg

Photo borrowed from Hattons.

I reckon the guys in Italy had had too much falling down water when they designed the roof!

 

What exactly are they supposed to be? Missile launchers? Tunnel Cleaning sprays?:jester:

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Amongst the best RTR rolling stock when it came out though. Not much better. 

 

The roof apparently came from a misreading of the drawing. Roche I think.

 

On the drawing it looks like there was loads of perturbances, but they are where the ventilators and lighting were. But on the drawing it looks like there are four rows of three. 

 

 

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