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You do have to wonder at the thought process that decides the best way to commemorate the Queen's diamond jubilee is with a clay hopper.

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At least this one's not purple.

HM's blue clay hopper - the perfect rake for the proportedly purple Thomas (missing two wheels) shown here if only they were the same gauge and scale! ;)

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I have to agree with comments above but Peco ain't stupid. If the Royal Wedding one didn't sell then they wouldn't do this one. That, to me, is the worrying angle...

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I was doing my usual "lets see what's new" browse about today and saw that Hatton's have them in stock now, too:

 

http://www.ehattons.com/56883/Peco_Model_Railway_Products_RW_3_Diamond_Jubilee_Celebration_CDA_China_Clay_hopper_wagon_in_royal_blue_gold_live/StockDetail.aspx

 

Yes, it's silly. No, I didn't buy one of the Royal Wedding purple ones. But I did buy one of these for the heck of it - which is admittedly the only real reason to. At least I don't have to pay VAT.

 

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The narrow gauge coach looks alright though.

 

 

 

Jason

Nope, both items are gratifyingly tacky, though the N gauge wagon fails to be quite as hilariously inappropriate as previous essays: there's a faint whiff of gravitas about a tanker that is absent from a coal wagon. Perhaps only 7/10 for entertainment value for Peco this time, then, but still 10/10 for good honest cashing-in on by a manufacturer whose products have no relevance to the event they purport to commemorate. A fine British tradition upheld. Edited by Flying Pig

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Weird, but someone must be collecting these or they wouldn't keep making them.

The coach would look ok without the writing, I wonder if it can be removed without damaging the paint.

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I'm guilty of collecting the CDAs they did...nobody wanted them and Pete wanted rid of them from the shop, so I offered him £5 a piece and repainted them all to make a 22 wagon rake of HAAs on the cheap. :pardon:

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I'm guilty of collecting the CDAs they did...nobody wanted them and Pete wanted rid of them from the shop, so I offered him £5 a piece and repainted them all to make a 22 wagon rake of HAAs on the cheap. :pardon:

 

Lots of Peco commissions lately - Derails, Cheltenham Models, Hereford Model Centre, Harburn. Mainly TTAs and coal wagons. Also East Surrey N Gauge group and Swansea Model Club. I enjoy collecting coal wagons and using Turton,s books for background info.

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Lots of Peco commissions lately - Derails, Cheltenham Models, Hereford Model Centre, Harburn. Mainly TTAs and coal wagons. Also East Surrey N Gauge group and Swansea Model Club. I enjoy collecting coal wagons and using Turton,s books for background info.

 

E Surrey and Swansea MRC are Dapol N. Sorry. I also see Zaratren have had several Peco commissions in Euro liveries.

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E Surrey and Swansea MRC are Dapol N. Sorry. I also see Zaratren have had several Peco commissions in Euro liveries.

 

Hereford Model Centre has received 9 more TTA BP ank wagons in weathered condition -different numbers to pristine ones. Peco has been doing several commissions lately but one needs to track them down!

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Another commission has arrived at AGR at Leighton Buzzard for Arnold Sands -as No1 and 3. Also oo9 version.

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Malcs Models has done a third Peco commission - 7plank -Awsworth Colliery -£10.95+ p+p. Not sure of prototype info.

 

Also I see Keith Turton with Ian Pope has written Private Owner Wagons 15. A very useful series for prototype info.

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I see www.the wagonyard.co has commissioned 2 open wagons and a van from Peco In N . Their first is a 7plank for G Russell

 

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Pennine wagons have just released two N Peco wagons -Murgatroyds Salt and MSC Brake which must be first private owner brake issued.

Wagon yard have just relased detais of their next two commissions

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Derails have released their latest 7 plank commissions based on Dean Forest area. Eastern United Colliery and ParkEnd. great news for private owner collectors. Six more are planned over the next 18 months.

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Brilliant service from AGR -next day arrived and pleasing model. Visited shop in May -developing well and has second hand side.

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More Peco wagons from thewagonyard -Van in complex livery of Gassson and coal wagon for Victoria Coal. Based on real wagons in Turton books.

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