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I have just had delivered in the post a brand new Hornby Jinty in early B.R. plain black number 47281. I immediately noticed that the number on the sides of the bunker are rather larger than on an identical quite old Hornby Jinty 47458. Does anyone know which size is correct and why Hornby have decided to make the change? Thank you, Robert.
 

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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 27 Jun 2008, 11:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have just had delivered in the post a brand new Hornby Jinty in early B.R. plain black number 47281. I immediately noticed that the number on the sides of the bunker are rather larger than on an identical quite old Hornby Jinty 47458. Does anyone know which size is correct and why Hornby have decided to make the change? Thank you, Robert.

Depends where the prototype was last 'shopped', LMR works - 8 inches, NER/ER - 10 inches, WR/SR - 9 inches.
One example ( cant remember which) was out shopped at Darlington, and had it's number central on the tank side, over or under(?) the crest,I saw it at Crewe South shed.
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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 27 Jun 2008, 18:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I have just had delivered in the post a brand new Hornby Jinty in early B.R. plain black number 47281. I immediately noticed that the number on the sides of the bunker are rather larger than on an identical quite old Hornby Jinty 47458. Does anyone know which size is correct and why Hornby have decided to make the change? Thank you, Robert.

***Hornbys Jinty isn't a very accurate model compared to the Bachmann, but this image should give you a clue as to how it looked in general "lettering wise". A quick bit of "google research" will find you many Jinty images online.... this one is from the Wiki on the LMS Jinty.
 

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QUOTE One example ( cant remember which) was out shopped at Darlington, and had it's number central on the tank side, over or under(?) the crest,I saw it at Crewe South shed.

Standard NEReg practice on ex LNER locos , and the number would be under - the ER putnumbers on the bunker side. Presumably Darlington rarely got hold of a Jinty
 
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