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KR Models are suggesting they may produce the Haydock Colliery Bellerophon 0-6-0WT which is well known through preservation on the Keighley & Worth Valley and owned by the Vintage Carriage Trust, it has travelled to many other preserved lines and abroad, and is currently on loan to the Foxfield Railway.
https://www.krmodels.co.uk/collections/expr...cts/bellerophon
Also the Clayton DHP1 Type 3 demonstrator that was built in 1962/3, visually an enlarged Type 1 Class 17, and little used; primarily as a shunter at the Clayton works until being cut up in 1967.
https://www.krmodels.co.uk/collections/expr...ts/clayton-dhp1
They also suggest a Consett Iron Ore Wagon
https://www.krmodels.co.uk/collections/expr...-iron-ore-wagon
 

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The V2 at £229.95 is a Rails Exclusive version. The catalogued V2s are the same list price but immediately subject to being discounted by a number of suppliers by the 15% maximum initial discount permissible under Bachmann's trading terms which makes them as low as £195.45 and Rails are listing them at that. Personally I would order from a supplier also selling them post free but also giving something back - Kernow (provided you are already a customer with them and register) and Derails for example give a point per pound equating to 1p off another order so a V2 from either would get close to £2 off further order
 

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SLWs 24 has been available for a while, think Heljan are likely to be the biggest victim of this given their variable quality and many will see it as a straight Bachmann or SLW choice; Bachmann gaining through retail sales while SLW only deal direct
 

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Looks like another round of gazumping by Hornby; Rapido are to announce midday April 1 (i.e. post April fool time) a range of Titfield Thunderbolt models (and their non film liveries) for release in 2023. Meanwhile the Heljan 25/3s are now available.
 

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QUOTE (34C @ 10 Mar 2021, 11:35) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There's a new departure. Is there really that much interest in this very dated fillum? (It's very much a 'by the numbers' Ealing comedy formula, merrie olde England, stock character caricatures, recycled jokes, strained dialogue, impossible scenarios, more than a whiff of amdram about the performances...)
Its a tie in with the films 70th anniversary
"Rapido Trains are excited to announce we have signed the world-wide exclusive rights to manufacture a range of models to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the iconic film ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ in 2023. The range will feature a host of highly detailed new models of some of the favourite vehicles from the film alongside the historic liveries they wore outside the film. Full details of the range will be announced on Thursday 1st April at 12.00." https://rapidotrains.co.uk/the-titfield-thu...iversary-range/
 

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QUOTE (34C @ 10 Mar 2021, 21:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am not nearly knowledgeable enough on this class to know detail like that.
Simple matter of comparing a photo of the model with one of the real thing - does it look right or not, after all most of time models on a layout are viewed at a 3ft distance so whether a particular part is located 1mm from where it should be may not be noticeable but shape issues and incorrect lumps and bumps are. Cannot make my mind up on the Rapido Model Rail 16xx - it has quite defined vertical features on the tank sides
http://www.modelrailoffers.co.uk/images/pr...B%20Pic%201.jpg
which sometimes appear in photos of the real thing but usually do not as exhibited by photos of the preserved loco
https://preservedbritishsteamlocomotives.com/1638-2/
 

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Its a constant theme with Hattons cancelling pre-orders; people do not seem to have problems with other suppliers and I would suggest it would be best to try Derails or Kernow if you really want to pre order as invariably their are stacks of Hornby stockists who will have stocks once a model is released; many smaller model shops for example sell through ebay
 

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QUOTE (34C @ 7 May 2021, 13:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If Frogspawn Industries appeared out of nowhere with a first class model of a Gresley V2 available tomorrow, I wouldn't see that as duplication. Bachmann have failed for years to deliver the announced goods. Snooze, you lose.

The V2 is currently due Aug-Oct depending on the actual version.
 

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Bachmann have yet to get the V2 in the hands of retailers the 812 remains interesting but 34C are we getting picky? given we had nothing before, The Precedent looks well but these did not last, the A2/2 is good so mine looks well and given the length of the loco it performs well, meanwhile Bachmans effort seems to be focuses on the double Fairlie
The V2 like the 812 and Improved Precedents is caught up in the global shipping chaos / lack of lorry drivers to shift containers from UK ports. Quite how they pulled the Fairlie through that unless they were all airfreighted is a mystery - the box of mine is date 15 Oct so they have clearly somehow been given some priority. There a fair number of versions of Fairlies that Bachmann can offer with different liveries (and detail differences) for Meriddin Emrys, Livingston Thrompson/ Talesin/Earl of Merioneth, David Lloyd George and the forthcoming James Spooner, albeit in the case of DLG the model is a scale foot short. There are hints that the 1970s modernistic Earl of Merioneth will be forthcoming. Whether the original James Spooner could be done is probably doubtful and Little Wonder was too different.
 

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Would seem so as its listed as being in transit like the V2 in the November Collectors Club magazine. Re the Fairlie the Collectors Club DLG model is actually a scale 1ft 4 3/4inches short (5.58mm); DLG and Meriddin Emrys as running today being typically quoted as being at 13inch:ft in comparison to the NRMs Livingston Thompson.
 

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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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