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Forgive me if this is done elsewhere, a quick search didn't bring up anything.


Am about to subscribe to Hornby Magazine, who are offering a Stove R as bait. Trying to decide what version to go for and am wondering when the first Stove R was outshopped in Blue? Am going to be doing an end of steam so it's either a blue model which I could get away with in pristine condition or maroon which I would probably have to weather.


Also, any good links for history of these?



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Well John, there has been considerable discussion on the Stove R and Hornby Mags version.  I have seen little good written about it.  I own two of the things and besides not running well through points without significant rework, they are full of errors.  I'm making one at the moment re-using some of the underframe detail, roof (at least that's OK) and body.




As for history I used two books - Essery & Jenkinson's LMS Coaches and Tatlow's Historic Carriage Drawings, Vol 3, NPCS.


Unfortunately there is no other RTR version of this interesting vehicle.  6 wheels and RTR have never been a happy combination.


Here's a link to the discussion:  http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/57394-stove-r-in-00/


...and another:  http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/417/entry-6003-lms-6-wheel-passenger-parcels-vans/



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