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On 02/03/2021 at 15:01, Ian Hargrave said:

  
This is listed on H website as Winter 2021 .So is it due at the end of this year or this Winter ? Does anyone actually know what’s in a container when it arrives or is it the key to box 13 ?:jester:

This is actually listed on the Hornby site as expected "Winter 20/21" - so that is now.

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14 hours ago, Bulleidboy100 said:

This is actually listed on the Hornby site as expected "Winter 20/21" - so that is now.

If you then click on the link on that webpage it reverts to Winter 21. Bearing in mind we are now in the Spring quarter albeit only just !

I still can't believe that a release as popular as this loco isn't being marketed very well by Hornby.

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So we are told it’s ready for dispatch on this thread yesterday. Bit still no update on the website to that effect ? Again what’s the point of a new and seemingly very good new website if it’s not being updated and possibly giving incorrect information.We do live in an age when communication is king and to be told perhaps  they haven’t the time to use it frankly will not do. H has a very large and mainly adoring customer base and it would be appropriate to keep it in the loop efficiently.It does have a customer care dept.Glossy outpourings are fine and there is no shortage of that. But nitty gritty is better.
 

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4 hours ago, Black 5 Bear said:

If you then click on the link on that webpage it reverts to Winter 21. Bearing in mind we are now in Spring albeit only just !

I still can't believe that a release as popular as this loco isn't being marketed very well by Hornby.

To be frank, in this case, they probably don't need to. Everybody I know who wants it banged in at least one order (!) as soon as they were announced. 

 

I therefore doubt there will be many of these that aren't already spoken for, and (IMHO) anybody who hasn't already done so needs to make their minds up PDQ.

 

Too early for me, though. My 35024 (when I get to it) will be in rebuilt form with the coal-weighing tender (PDK kit), redone from an old NRM edition Ellerman Lines I picked up cheap, minus its whistle.

 

That's my selected victim because I'll be getting a new "old" 35029 (when it arrives). Until Hornby get round to doing more that lasted into the second half of 1959 before rebuilding, that'll be the sole air-smoothed MN in my fleet. The "Dublo" GSN unfortunately doesn't qualify as that will come in pre-1957 condition with full-height tender.

 

John

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9 hours ago, Bulleidboy100 said:

This is actually listed on the Hornby site as expected "Winter 20/21" - so that is now.

01/04/21 'Spring's to (my) mind.

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8 minutes ago, Ian Hargrave said:

Well I too have just had an email from H announcing a “coming soon” MN. But the colour’s wrong.It’s for 35017.

Is the green a bit blueish, or the blue a bit greenish? Or is that for another topic once they arrive? 

 

Either way, I should be getting both 35017 and 35024, once they've been to Cornwall and back...

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Question. Which or both are coming?  Intriguing. So they apparently don’t know with any certainty what actually is in the container which is what I have thought for some time. Serendipity but never mind as long as they’re here now and not next winter : that they are all in one piece with the only bits in the box being in a small plastic envelope : that the hex nuts on the linkage are secure.: that the green is acceptable and the blue beautiful and that they are as good as the first generation now some three years old.

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3 minutes ago, Ian Hargrave said:

And now for something completely different.Derails have just rung to tell me 35024 arrives next week and please for my cc details. 

Thanks Ian for the heads up, I too await that call from Dan.

 

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59 minutes ago, Ian Hargrave said:

 Actually, Julie.  

Yep - Julie called me too!

 

I am sad to say I had originally pre-order elsewhere (Lancs) and was let down. So Derails filled the void for me with their great service (and a good natter to Dan too at the time).

No prizes for guessing who is becoming my preferred supplier.

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On 05/03/2021 at 22:09, Calidore said:

Well that rather oozes power and elegance doesn’t it. Lovely stuff @robmcg.

 

 Adam

Power - yes, elegance - no, sorry I love the things but I'd never describe an MN as elegant.

 

Each to their own though!

 

Glenn

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2 hours ago, mattingleycustom said:

Power - yes, elegance - no, sorry I love the things but I'd never describe an MN as elegant.

 

Each to their own though!

 

Glenn

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Does that apply to the rebuilt version as well I wonder ?

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9 hours ago, mattingleycustom said:

Power - yes, elegance - no, sorry I love the things but I'd never describe an MN as elegant.

 

Each to their own though!

 

Glenn

 

While pushing the limits of placing my edited pictures in product threads, I think 'elegant' is fairly close from some angles...   concentrated three-cylinder power, certainly.

 

35028_MN_Bulleid_portrait101_4abcd_r1800.jpg.c30d8b250513ea893bf43070c6bcf528.jpg

 

Now, how will this look in blue I wonder?  :)

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Their appearance is a matter of aesthetic taste. The sound they made hasn’t left my consciousness.Quietly,purposefully,brutish. Unique and still with me some sixty years plus ago.And yes I do mean Bulleid’s original..

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54 minutes ago, Ian Hargrave said:

The sound they made hasn’t left my consciousness.Quietly,purposefully,brutish. Unique and still with me some sixty years plus ago.And yes I do mean Bulleid’s original..

You’re a lucky man, sir!

 

I do make the effort to go and see the mainline Bulleids when they’re out and about. Braunton sounded good through Clapham Junction a few months ago — was already at 45-50mph having started from Victoria and sounded very fine.

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With R3632 East Asiatic Company on its way (at some point) does anyone know what it can be renumbered as? I know that not all MN got the BR Express blue and that MN's (sorta) came in 3 batches. I also know that there were lots of variation in details.

 

If H have done 35024 correctly, which I assume they will have done, then I guess I could rename it as any of the batch 35021 - 35030?

 

All assuming my pre-order get filled via my local dealer...

 

Luke

 

 

 

 

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