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We have seen the first of these new models, Class 37 428 'David Lloyd George' has been around for a couple of weeks (see topic here). The 2nd, Class 37 414 'Cathays C&W' Regional Railways Diesel Loco is already available in some shops.

Here is some info from The Hobby Company Limited about the range:







 

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Just picked up 37414 from Holt Model Railways . The yellow is nowhere near as bad as I thought it might be, the finish is superb and the horns were intact. Will run it tonight and hopefully chip it soon. It looks right as well , if you know what I mean. The original illustrations made me think it was too high on the bogies but in reality its fine.
 

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Isn't this a repeat of the Phoenix from the flames......

There are now 3 topics on the ViTrains loco so it must be good as its drawing more interest than anything else right now and everybody seems to be snapping them up!

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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I ,too, collected 37414 on Saturday..having changed my mind over 37428.......I much prefrred the 'look' of the Regional livery?

I also did a smidgeon of research, before and after purchase....

37414, it seems , ran in 'revenue' service up until the turn of the century....then got parked-up and stripped somewhat (for spares?)

However, as luck would have it, the loco was acquired by a restoration group, and moved to the Wearside Railway...a 'preserved' line......where at last look, it was undergoing a 'restoration'.

so, from a 'modelling' viewpoint, this particular prototype might have considerable potential..from a 'period' point of view....not just pre-2000....but also in a current 'preserved' state?

I have no idea what livery it will eventually be displayed in...if the preservers keep the 'regional' livery,spruced up, then the ViTrains version would be good for a broad timescale??

For a bit of 'freelancing''...it might be an interesting exercse to run the loco in an extremely rusty, tatty condition?

Perhaps, 'pre-repaint?'

Lots of opportunity to introduce character and individuality to the model?

For a truly excellent photograph of the prototype, as of 9/98, see John Turner's 53A Models website, checking out his library of photographs?
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 12 Mar 2007, 16:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There are now 3 topics on the ViTrains loco so it must be good as its drawing more interest than anything else right now and everybody seems to be snapping them up!

I think thats more to do with the fact that there is not alot else going on right now!!

Peter
 
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