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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:53 pm 
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The first issue of this was seen in my local Sainsbury today. You know the sort of thing, minimal magazine, with a model attached. First issue is £2.99 and features a OO scale model of Mallard.

OK, purists will find fault, but come on, it is only £2.99. So a few photos of the Streak. Please bear in mind
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Few more:

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And before anyone asks, no it isn't powered.

Issue 3 is due to be Flying Scotsman. Also scheduled is a V2 and J39.

Website here: www.greatbritishlocomotive.co.uk


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:25 pm 
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:shock: £2.99 :?: :?:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Atlantic 3279 wrote:
:shock: £2.99 :?: :?:

Yes. I now have 5 and they are selling fast. At £2.99 you can hardly go wrong.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:53 pm 
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G'Day Gents

Wow, look at all the spares parts.............I wonder how long it will take before somebody motorizes one :lol:

manna

PS Hope they come over here.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Too many ideas, and not enough time/money to put them all into action. I couldn't tell from your photo's, but is the loco moulded one piece onto the plinth?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:28 pm 
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The leading bogie dosen't seem to sit on the track, but I suppose that could be very easily sorted. There's an odd mould line between the casing doors, but everything else is just fantastic

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:33 pm 
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The model is fixed to the plinth with 4 tiny screws. Here it is off of the base. Again sorry for the lens distortion (corrected on the tender image). Remember this is a static model, the wheels being fixed.

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Note the brake rodding!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:47 pm 
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Atlantic 3279 wrote:
:shock: £2.99 :?: :?:


Now if it was April 1st I'd understand!

The Mallard model looks very much as though it has been based on the current Hornby model - on the web-site the front end view even suggests the buffer beam join line......

I hope they haven't sold out at the local WH Smiths tomorrow - got to be worth a flutter!

Looking back at the web-site it refers to the models as being die-cast. Are they metal or plastic?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:50 am 
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Plastic, although I suspect metal tyres have been fitted to the wheels.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:04 am 
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Interesting - must go and get one. Could this be a source of cheap tender parts? (with apologies to those who have gone to the trouble to resin cast some).

I just wonder how easy it would be to fit the loco body to a current Hornby L/D A4 chassis and the tender body to a spare underframe?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:18 pm 
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It doesn't look as if WH Smiths are going to stock it in the Leicestershire area, and I've drawn a blank at the large local Sainsburys too.

Any suggestions anyone?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Our WH Smiths has none, Sainsbury's has not been checked and ASDA will be getting a visit this evening

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:49 pm 
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If anybody "in the provinces" has succeeded in getting one off-the-shelf I'd be interested to know. I tried our local independant "Magazine World" today, WHS, and the mags section of Sainsburys but got not a sniff of what I wanted. Is this the tiresomely usual "North of Watford" distribution delay, or have they already been and gone I wonder - or worse still are we "plebs" in the North not thought fit to receive such merchandise????

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:13 pm 
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I'll have a look round 'Vegas tomorrow, my Sainsburys here doesnt have any, Skeggie has a Smiths, Tesco & Morrisons

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