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Not sure about that, yes mechanically it is the equiv of a £150 N gauge diesel but then there is a lot more to it than your typical N gauge diesel so if you take it to be two 0-4-0s coupled together a pair of Hunslets when they appear will be £270-£290, knock a motor off and a pair of cab backs and £235 looks reasonble (all quoted prices ignoring discounts)
 

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... the huge price for a Fairlie probably reflects the air freight costs.
The price is what the manufacturer thinks they can get for it. As what is clearly the best steam model ever produced for UK RTR OO9, I would have gone for 'as much as we can' pricing. And if they sell out rapidly, and then start being sold on for more...

Wonder how airfreight now shapes up - especially for smaller and lighter product - compared to sea freight? When you factor in time to recover the investment, and market's starved of supply, I'd not be surprised that it begins to look the better choice.
 

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This launch video by Hornby Magazine with Paul Isles from Accurascale has almost convinced me ...

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Now here's some Accurascale rolling stock I might actually buy if I could convince myself that a crimson or maroon example might have escaped from the Western Region on a day trip to the West Riding ...
They will have done on occasion. May not have returned home, look pretty much ideal for pigeon lofts, hen coops, whippet kennels... (The common 'foreign' NPCS up North in BR days were the long wheelbase SR vans. The thought has occurred to me that this may been because they were either or both of the right size for the typical load, and small enough to enter rail served industrial premises with tight clearances.)
 

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look pretty much ideal for pigeon lofts
That reminds of a journey to scout camp in the 70s. We were loading our kit into the luggage van at the back, at Crewe I think. and noticed we were sharing the space with baskets of racing pigeons.

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I see that those that ordered the Improved Precedent from Rails of Sheffield are receiving them, the models looking very neat indeed, the LNWR black setting off their Creweness. First 2-4-0 tender loco in RTR OO, and very much the 'last significant blast' for fast express service of this once very widely used wheel arrangement. (After this it's going to be the 'big engine'; the year after the last of this class was turned out the Ivatt large atlantic was on the road, demonstrating the way forward, use the wide firebox for maximum express passenger power.)
 

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And Bachmann's long awaited V2 has begun to arrive with those that pre-ordered. Much better than anything that went before, so I expect I'll be acquiring one in the new year, if there are any BR late crest examples still available.
 

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Bachmann's long awaited V2 has begun to arrive with those that pre-ordered.
Must have been a big container. A class 47 sized box arrived yesterday but got intercepted and diverted under the Christmas tree.

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