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As a point of historical interest,did one stray onto the South Devon banks at any time ? Just trying to control a bout of apoplexy at the sight.But you are right,it does look wonderful.A permanent or temporary resident,Robin ?

27th April 1948, 35019 French Line CGT, during the Locomotive Exchange Trials. 

 

There was no physical reason to prevent a MN working to Plymouth via the GWR but it wouldn't have looked good for the SR to send their flagship engines down the competitors line when they weren't permitted on their own route.

 

 

 

John

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I did a quick search but couldn’t find a newer thread, has really no one talked about the MN in a year + ?

 

Anyways hattons have paint samples.... but hold your breath..its green & black only.

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/newsdetail.aspx?id=661

 

Looks great, but sadly attracted price whinging.

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53 minutes ago, adb968008 said:

I did a quick search but couldn’t find a newer thread, has really no one talked about the MN in a year + ?

 

Anyways hattons have paint samples.... but hold your breath..its green & black only.

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/newsdetail.aspx?id=661

 

Looks great, but sadly attracted price whinging.

In addition to the two samples featured in the latest Engine Shed blog, Hornby are also releasing R3649 Ellerman Lines in BR Brunswick green and R3632 East Asiatic Company in experimental BR blue liveries.

Both are shown on the Hornby website as due for general release in Spring 2020.

Maybe a late crest version, General Steam Navigation complete with cut down tender will be announced for 2020.

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2 hours ago, Black 5 Bear said:

In addition to the two samples featured in the latest Engine Shed blog, Hornby are also releasing R3649 Ellerman Lines in BR Brunswick green and R3632 East Asiatic Company in experimental BR blue liveries.

Both are shown on the Hornby website as due for general release in Spring 2020.

Maybe a late crest version, General Steam Navigation complete with cut down tender will be announced for 2020.


i dont reckon anyone wants a blue one... nah...

:unknw_mini:
 

(youve got to at least want 2 of them)..:D

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In this day and age how can they get the BR lining colour so wrong?

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I’m going to wade through all the previous comments but I think the rebuilt Merchant Navy is in need of a serious upgrade as it must be over 13 years old by now.  I know there were issues with the chimney and smokebox door plus no steps by the front buffers or cylinder drain cocks.

 

I know that these are petty but when your paying £130+ for a model, it would be nice to have these right.

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Well I`ve had a blue one on pre order over a year now and the last update I saw was June/July - any ideas why they were delayed so long?

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13 hours ago, Rshakes3 said:

Well I`ve had a blue one on pre order over a year now and the last update I saw was June/July - any ideas why they were delayed so long?


Perhaps that version required a (minor) tooling change and the first shots needed corrections?

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If anyone's watched the latest Signal Box Video, freeze frame at 18 minutes 19 seconds...

 

..and tell me I'm not imagining things - a Series 2 in Malachite Green! 

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57 minutes ago, toboldlygo said:

If anyone's watched the latest Signal Box Video, freeze frame at 18 minutes 19 seconds...

 

..and tell me I'm not imagining things - a Series 2 in Malachite Green! 

35012 ?

good spot, its not in any of the lists so far.

Maybe its for the Hornby Summer EP ?

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9 minutes ago, adb968008 said:

35012 ?

good spot, its not in any of the lists so far.

Maybe its for the Hornby Summer EP ?

 

I thought the Tamiya Extra Thin Quick Setting fumes, were getting to me at first (was assembling a hedgehog anti-submarine mortar at the time), so I rechecked once the fumes had cleared lol

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Misplaced WC/BOB hopefully with original cab?

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Don’t get excited it’s an error and won’t be appearing anytime soon 

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6 hours ago, toboldlygo said:

If anyone's watched the latest Signal Box Video, freeze frame at 18 minutes 19 seconds...

 

..and tell me I'm not imagining things - a Series 2 in Malachite Green! 

 

It's at 18.01 on my screen :)

 

35012_MN_Image9_r1346.jpg.1d1b21498ed3034fc4dfde530f46edf1.jpg

 

and will go well with this...

 

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Copyright © Ron Fisher.

 

oh dear an error never mind we have time....  :)

 

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Graham_Muz said:

Don’t get excited it’s an error and won’t be appearing anytime soon 

 

An error, more of a staged coincidence to gauge interest more like ;) 

 

You yourself hinted at the 'potential' of a Series 2 with the newly tooled 5,100gl tender in your blog yesterday...

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12 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

Don’t get excited it’s an error and won’t be appearing anytime soon 

One of the original ten MNs in EARLY BR condition (front cowl, retaining air-smoothed casing ahead of cylinders etc) .......

.... now that might get me excited!

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14 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

Don’t get excited it’s an error and won’t be appearing anytime soon 

 

What does Hornby have against MN Series One?

Where all the best known shipping lines are.

Missed out in the Rebuilt series.

The most attractive and distinctive air-smoothed tender in unrebuilt form.

How many more Holland-Afrika (who?) Lines do we need?

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8 minutes ago, Forester said:

 

What does Hornby have against MN Series One?

Where all the best known shipping lines are.

Missed out in the Rebuilt series.

The most attractive and distinctive air-smoothed tender in unrebuilt form.

How many more Holland-Afrika (who?) Lines do we need?

I think [HOPE] they are holding those back for the retooled rebuilt MN when they eventually get round to it.

 

Previous models seem to have been selected on the basis of the available tender mouldings, 35005 and 35029 excepted which had the wrong ones.

 

John

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