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It is a split chassis unit. It may or may not be of interest, but 60007 did not carry the Kylchap double chimney in that livery.
 

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QUOTE (34C @ 31 May 2007, 18:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It is a split chassis unit. It may or may not be of interest, but 60007 did not carry the Kylchap double chimney in that livery.
Thanks for that. I've been after a blue one for a while but don't want a split chassis as they're a pain to instal a decoder in.
 

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And what's the strange roundel half-way along the boiler? Now 'Mallard' has one commemorating the 126 mph world speed record, but I don't recall Sir Nigel having one when I've seen it 'in the flesh'.
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QUOTE (John Webb @ 31 May 2007, 10:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And what's the strange roundel half-way along the boiler? Now 'Mallard' has one commemorating the 126 mph world speed record, but I don't recall Sir Nigel having one when I've seen it 'in the flesh'.
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It's carried by Sir Nigel in preservation. In 57 or 59 it attained the post war speed record (verified at 112). The plaque commenorates this.
 

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QUOTE (davidw @ 31 May 2007, 10:55) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>It's carried by Sir Nigel in preservation. In 57 or 59 it attained the post war speed record (verified at 112). The plaque commenorates this.

Which means it wouldn't have had the plate in this livery...I think.

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I can confirm that this livery was carried by SNG when I photographed it at Goathland a few years ago. All that appears to be missing are the electrical overhead equipment warning flashes low down on the black painted area in front of the name plate. There should also be two flashes either side of the corridor on the back of the tender - if your model actually has got a corridor tender.

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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 31 May 2007, 14:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>but then it had the single chimny. the double chimny was only installed during the latest overhaul.
The double Kylchap exhaust was fitted during the late 1950's and has not been changed since then. The BR blue livery was reapplied during the early 1990's after a short period in LNER garter blue (during its last boiler ticket). The plaque was added to commemorate the highest official main line speed attained by a British steam locomotive since Mallard in 1938.

The locomotive was returned to steam last year after an overhaul part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It will eb returning to the main line but it is still not clear whether that will be this year or next. Can be seen regularly on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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>after a short period in LNER garter blue
It was in LNER garter blue for the Silver Jubilee railtour - June 1977. I was on it (the railtour not the footplate).

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Sorry, I meant that it was LNER garter blue for a few years at the start of its last boiler ticket before being repainted in BR blue. It had been garter blue since it was first overhauled as a preserved engine at Crewe in the 1960s. Initially it had painted letters and numbers, but was changed to the stainless steel letters and numbers in the 1970s.

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davidw,
Thanks for that information - I just cannot recall noticing the plaque! Probably watching the steam coming out or the wheels going round!
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QUOTE Silver Jubilee railtour - June 1977.
I just routed out some old photos (square "instamatic") and a partial itinerary of the tour - it was October not June. I also have rather a lot diesel photos, one of which is 40106 still in original green livery with British Rail lion crest. It looks rather tatty....

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I got some cracking photo's the other week of it but sadly my dippy wife saved over them before I could upload them onto the web. Gone forever, a warning about saving pics to a place she won't be able to do it next time.
 

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QUOTE the bachmann/mainline model is very respectable. i know some people dont like it but i have a recent mallard and i think it holds its own against the new Hornby It is a good model. It runs well and pulls fairly well. I just sold one of these recently due to the hassle of installing a decoder in a split chassis. I figured I would just replace it with a newer model. I have been after a BR Blue one and a Silver one for a while and was hoping that this release would be of a newer design rather than a respray job of an existing model. They have to come out some time.
 

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I recently installed a decoder on a split chassis 57xx, they are a pain. Blew the first decoder with a short, then later the motor died.
Decided to cut my losses and wait until the new design is released.

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