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'Hartlepool Pipe Mill' is to join the ranks of the exclusive RAIL EXPRESS special editions. If you want one though, make sure you hurry!

RAIL EXPRESS Modeller entered into a special arrangement earlier this year with Bachmann that is to see the 'OO' gauge Class 37 model provided with a new nose, roof and improved detail to represent the refurbished former split-headcode box machines. The incredible demand for RAIL EXPRESS Magazine's first two 'Thornaby specials' and Direct Rail Services 'twin-packs', plus constant requests for other models of this type has resulted in a further loco being commissioned.

Railfreight Metals sub-sector, probably the livery most synonymous with the type, will feature on the new item which will will represent Thornaby's No. 37507 Hartlepool Pipe Mill in ex-works condition not long after it was named in December 1987.

The model will come with etched nameplates and special certificate. Price will be £74.95 each including P&P. However, a special £5.00 DISCOUNT is being made available to purchasers of the original twin packs if ordered before June 13th, 2008

The original twin packs, Nos. 37501+37502 plus Nos. 37510+37688, are still available for a limited time only and new orders are being accepted as qualifying for discount. SWD/ESU Mk.4 sound chips (one per model limit) are also offered as part of the deal at £79.99 each.

Those who have already reserved Class 37/5s and who wish to place an 'add-on' for this locomotive can call on 01780 470086 (office hours only please) or e-mail instructions to [email protected]

As the order quantity will be speculative - in view of the tight production timescale - readers are urged to place their orders as soon as possible to avoid missing out on what will not only be a superb model but a valuable collectors item as well. Delivery is expected this autumn.

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