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I picked up a Hornby "Winston Churchill" BoB loco yesterday, Hornby part number R2385. I didn't realise it was one of the NRM collection locos untill I opened the parcel back up. Does anyone know when Hornby produced this model as I couldn't find it in the current website or catalogue.
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Gary, I heartly agree with you and I do consider him to be the best that Britian stood for. I was eight yrs old when he past away and I can remember how sad everyone was but I never quite understood till much later. As for the loco wel;l I think I'll stick with the modern rendition and not the much older one. I have an original Triang Princess that I was given one birthday. It was a CKD model and when I look at that and compare it to a new one, well I know which one a prefer and it reminds of a much simpler time, no computers, mobile phones, x boxes and cars with sound systems that would drown out an orchestra. I think I'm getting old


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QUOTE (Gary @ 25 Mar 2006, 08:52)If you want to pick up one of those early Winston Churchills with smoke in mint condition in the original packaging it will cost you in excess of £100. Not bad for a £3 loco at that time! Forget Ebay for the really collectable stuff. Collectors of quality won't take the chance and want to inspect the goods before parting with money. This is where proper auctions come in.

Winston Churchill was still with us at the time of the launch of the first model. The funeral train has been modelled.

He was voted the greatest Britain of all time in a BBC poll and deservedly so. Brunel was number two and no doubt a lot of GWR fans were responsible for that result.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/greatbritons.shtml

Happy modelling
Gary
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