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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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The best suggestion I can give for your Mk1 Problem would be to buy some bachmann ones these are far superiour I have a rake of blue grey Mk1s on my railway and they are excellent much better than the Hornby ones although they sometimes are limited availibility.
Dapol supply unpainted wagons to buy although they can only be bought through their website and some of the 00 wagons are not of the highest quality also I heartily recommend Dapol Kits to all beginners with kits they are nigh impossible to mess up so
Cheers to Dapol
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Dapol kits are based on the old airfix kits they are not totally accurate but they are simple to build and their buildings are even simpler
They come with exploded diagrams and are perfect for the undiscerning modeller as everything bar paint comes supplied with them although the transfers only have one number with them it would not be hard or tiring to find some new numbers
Thank you
I can honestly say I have never tried to build the turntable kit but the wagons and buildings are so simple even I can do them and I am so terrible that most kits Including parkside generally fall apart within weeks of running as I am possibly the most terrible kit builder created I think i was put here for kit bulders to laugh at my shoddy workmanship but oh well Ill learn
For Train Packs I would Like to see some more Pre-Nationalisation packs as railways did exist before 1948 Contary to manufacturers beliefs
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