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LMS 10000

Its on the front cover of Model Rail magazine so you cannot miss it!

All brass construction.
Centrally mounted motor with two large brass flywheels.
All-wheel pick up and drive
Sprung buffers
Cab detail
Fully glazed
NEM coupling pockets with detatchable screw link couplings
Stainless steel numbers, letters and waistband
Steel drive shafts linking independent gearboxes for each axle
Each of 6 variants will have tiny but authentic detail differences and liveries
Model priced at between £400 and £500.
Model to be produced by Ajin of South Korea who produce high quality brass models for companies such as Overland in the USA
Much of production already reserved!

Can this really be a British ready to run model?

It looks an absolute stunner!

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Why not? It's nothing new, for example back in the mid 1970's there was an oriental brass production of GW Kings in OO, asking price around £120 if memory serves, which was roughly ten times the price of a contemporary similar sized RTR product from Triang Hornby. Very nice they were too, all significant visible detail present and correct, based on the one example I subsequently saw running on an exhibition layout.
 

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QUOTE (34C @ 18 Jul 2007, 16:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Why not? It's nothing new, for example back in the mid 1970's there was an oriental brass production of GW Kings in OO, asking price around £120 if memory serves, which was roughly ten times the price of a contemporary similar sized RTR product from Triang Hornby. Very nice they were too, all significant visible detail present and correct, based on the one example I subsequently saw running on an exhibition layout.

Additionally there was an HO brass King for a similar price, I think, back in the mid 70's. If memory serves me correctly it was limited to 250 examples. These are now very sought after and not just by us few British HO modellers.

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John
 

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When you think of the value put upon some of the recent releases of "plastic" Bachmann limited editions by railway modellers in the broadest sense, and prices paid for diecast Wrenn locos, then by those standards and the even more limited runs of this LMS 10000 model, it is an absolute bargain at the sort of price range indicated!

And you do get a cracking good model as a bonus!

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Gary
 

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if I had around 500 sovs kicking about doing nothing special, I might be tempted.

I am quite surprised Korean brass hasn't produced more UK prototypes, given that we have proved to have a strong 'collectors' ' market.

but....I wonder how many of these locos will actually end up pulling trains for a living?
 
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