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Grafar A3 60065 Knight of the Thistle

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I see that Grafar have launched their latest LNER Pacifics in N gauge, these being Seagull 60033 in Early BR blue and A3 60065 "Knight of the Thistle". Very nice they both look.......but..the A3 should be "Knight of Thistle".

2564 Knight of the Thistle was first introduced in August 1925, being named after the 1897 Royal Hunt Cup winner. The LNER's unauthorised use of that name came to the attention of Lord Lyon, King of Arms in Scotland and it incurred his displeasure. ( I quote from Yeadons Appendix 1). In January 1933 the locomotive emerged from a General Repair with new nameplates "Knight of Thistle" which are meaningless both in relation to the Order and to the racehorse. The engine then carried these until it's withdrawal.

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Maybe the Farish version will similarly displease his lordship(lairdship?) and suffer the same fate then!!
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