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Thanks for bringing this to out attention.

This link to the Tri-ang Railways TT directory has pictures of the gold plated set of the 1960's:-

Triang TT Gold Plated Set

An example of what you will see:-



These sets go for about £500 in top condition. Not bad for a £6 set!

That Merchant Navy does look the business and Hornby are a sure bet to produce this version in due course. I don't know why but that version does appear to have the looks of having more testosterone than its BoB and WC cousins. Maybe its the smaller cab and the more extensive valancing?


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Gary
 

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You can send SK a message via this board.

Check the member list and send a personal message.

Simon has indicated he is happy to receive PM's relating to suggestions and ideas and visits MRF every so often to see if there is anything of interest.

General enquiries should go to the Hornby Customer service.

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Gary
 

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Don't forget to mention the gold plated set. Thats the one I liked as I am a glutton for Hornby items like this in very limited runs. There a plenty of others like me so this would be snapped up within 1 hour of its release!

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Gary
 

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With the improvements Hornby have made to the running gear and overall finish of these models over the years the current models offered are well ahead of the examples offered even 10 years ago.

It seems silly that Hornby should invest money into tooling for a new version of an existing model when the current versions still sell well and when there are gaping holes in their range elsewhere such as small and medium size steam locomotives and diesels for which they currently do not offer examples such as the Class 66.

Not everybody wants a loco with a lot of fragile detail. Familes with younger children for example.

And the older Hornby locos still run on R1 curved track which is fundemental to loco choice for an amazing number of railway modellers! Yes really!

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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