Humorist with full deflectors along with Call Boy.
It was a spare body I picked up cheap and fitted it to a spare chassis and tender I had. Will need to whip the body off and attend to same - from the inside I think.Looks like the forward boiler joint may be slightly 'popped' on Cuttle? Hornby don't cement this joint on any example I have seen. Mine have all had a dab of butanone or similar to keep them tight.
I think I have now covered most variants from GNR liveried 1471 up to the German Deflector fitted ones.Yes, at least we have the options to go the DIY route and 'make the variant appearance we want' from the pieces Hornby tooled. The very pleasing aspect when Hornby released this model (and slightly earlier the A4) in its current from circa 2004/2005 was the extra attention given to the tenders, significantly better than anything previous for Doncaster's pacifics.
Did a quick search and found the original A3 review, the liability of the boiler seam to open was detected. I checked the several I had at the time,and was doctoring for myself and friends (fit decoder, add weight, block forward air gap in frames, space tender at scale distance with new loco to tender drawbar, remove superfluous tender pick ups = brakes, etc.) and none of them showed evidence of cement in this joint.
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Pretty much everything to like on mine, they have all had a good work out with not a hint of trouble, and I intend to buy a fourth when a cheap deal comes along. The ill-positioned coupler mountings the greatest blot, but that's easily corrected.... N7. Seems to run fine despite comments on the model elsewhere and handles 8 coaches no bother...