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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 25 Apr 2008, 12:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thr Hornby Battle of Britain model of 34067, early crest, carries the station crests for RAF Tangmere on the cab sheets below the number.

Now I know that the loco did carry these crests but I have been unable to locate any photos of it with the original tender and the early crest (a la model) I have located evidence however with the rebuilt tender and the late crest.

My query is this - does anyone know where and when these crests were added, I hasten to add that I know why.


According to Richard Derry in The Book of The West Country and Battle of Britain Pacifics "No 34067 acquired a small badge and motto (mounted on cab sides) in 1955" (page 73).
As this date predates the introduction of the late crest by some two years is it reasonable to presume that Hornby have the model in a realistic recreation?.
The tender attached to 34067 was changed from no 3318 to number 3267 at Stewarts Lane on 5/9/56 . Both of these tenders were of the 4500gallon type but if and when they were cut down is not specified.
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