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QUOTE (poliss @ 27 Dec 2007, 21:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I remember a Japanese made American outline model with lost wax Westinghouse air brakes. The detail was amazing.
Can't remember exactly which model it was after 37 years, but if madkitten looks in the July or August 1970 Railway Modeller she might find it.

It was in the June edition for 1970 on page 195 and they were made for Victors of the USA in Japan. The picture does indeed show staggering amounts of detail. They were both Southern Pacific Prototypes, a GS2 4-8-4 semi streamlined express and a 2-8-0 freight loco with a vanderbilt tender. They were considered very expensive at the time the UK imported models costing a whole 32.00 - 52.00 quid!!!. Apparantly all the small details where Lost wax cast and the finish is extremely good - i would say matching that of modern day models easily...............

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