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They are suffering in the post due to the poor packaging meaning the loco bounces about resulting typically with the cab being detached but some have arrived apparently with a loose motor. Gaugemaster sent mine (£135 with free next day delivery) with added foam padding in the box which kept the loco body intact but a crankpin had fallen out. Really needs the secure hold of an "ice cube" package. Of course Prince has evolved over the years - as supplied its strictly pre the preservation era. In green it would to be okay for 1955 until 1962 when its received straight frames. Withdrawn in 1968 it was further rebuilt with new stepped frames, the cab raised by 4 inches and oil firing fitted; returned to service in 1980 it received the red livery in 1986. Coal firing was restored in 2013. Suspect many will overlook the cab height issue, and probably a third party may provide an oil firng tank.
 
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