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Mail order packs-Hornby gold-plated MN set

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Yesterday, I got an e-mail from Hornby, who very kindly replied with regards to this year's Mail Order train packs- there are going to be four:

R2597= The Bristolian, containing 7037 "Swindon" and three chocolate and cream Mk. 1 coaches

R2598= The Derby Royal train, containing rebuilt BoB 34088 "213 Sqn." and three new type Pullmans

R2599= The Night Scotsman- A3 60048 "Doncaster" and three blood and custard ex-LNER sleepers.

The above will be L/E of 1500.

Hornby are also going to release R2700- a special set harking back to the days of Triang TT, when Triang sold 300 gold plated MNs to Kays. The new set will consist of a Rebuilt MN in Gold, with a gold-plated Pullman for it to haul. Only 300 sets will ever be made, so be quick- order as soon as they appear in the Autumn retail catalogues.

The "normal" packs will retail at £125, the gold set at £175.

I can see this one going up in value massively!
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I'd be interested in "The Night Scotsman", especially if it's an early 50s version of the A3. How do we apply for a set?

>I must point out that it were an April Fool
You fooled me good and proper!

Now I am _really_ disappointed the sleeper set doesn't exist. I was thinking that a coach pack containing a couple of brake composites and a buffet car would round it out to six coaches rather nicely.

Still if Hornby don't decide to put these packs together, I can always create my own.

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>Admittedly slightly more than £125 which should've probably been the other give away
I just checked our order confirmation for The Northumbrian train pack bought from Hattons just before Christmas - £104, so £125 is pushing the envelope ;-)

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