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on a more constructive note. i wish they would put pictures of a final approval model in the public domain and actually invite comments say 20 days before production so if there any daft mistakes they can be sorted.
The grill on the 67 would have been spotted instantly on a close up shot and people would have complained like crazy!

I remember when they published a picture of the loco. there was a part of the valve gear that looked wrong. i sent a letter to MRE mag and it was published. i provided references to photographs in my letter to reinforce my views and low and behold when the final model came out it was corrected (it could also have been a coincidence! but i like to think it was down to me!!)

it would also be good if they could publish more comparison shots. to this day i have only seen 1 direct comparison picture of a model and the real thing. this was the heljan western. in model rail there was 2 pictures 1 of the model and 1 of the real thing. it showed very clearly the differences in the top of the cab area.

this would be a double edged sword though. it would highlight a wonderfull model but it would also highlight any deficiencies.

I remember there was an issue with the M7 lining. simon kohler said on MRE mag that they had a pic showing the lining exactly how it was on the model.
So no problem. but where is the photo? there is no problem with copyright. they dont have to provide the picture just a reference to it.

I think modellers could be far more constructive in the whole manufacturing process. i think its getting better with dennis lovett and simon kohler using MRE mag as a dialouge. i note that this forum was started with nothing less than a slur on hornby. but did you make any sugesstions. no you just gave them a kicking!
That makes me far more angry than a little vent missing on a model.

And in all honesty they are not major issues (apart from the 59!) if you cant paint seats that you can hardly see or change a coach number or put on a transfer for the horn grill then quite frankly i think you should safely locked in a padded cell. you are a danger to the general public.

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i note once again the total lack of anything constructive in your post.

you seem to advocate that lima got things right. could i point out that they NEVER produced a single EWS loco that was the right colour. they didnt even bother to paint parts of their models!

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