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g_ray

5 posts

My H arrived earlier this week and I have just got around to running it in. Wow what a superb model it is the SE&CR livery has been caught to a T. The only problem I have is having to renumber it. I dont want to destroy the beautiful paintwork but its not 263 which it has to be for me. Congratulations Hornby on a magnificent model.

LC&DR

8136 posts

 Someone sent me a photograph of 263 the other day and I noticed that the Bluebell have messed with it.  As built 263 had a flat sided bunker, as did 265, 266, 274, 276, 278, 530, 531 532 & 533. so in  SE&CR livery she ought to have a flat sided bunker, and not a flared one that was fitted to the other 56.

This is it.

 

Tch, Tch!

Laughing

 

Here is 531 in WW1 grey with the flat sided bunker as fitted also to 263.

Green trains are best!

g_ray

5 posts

I think it was the owners at the time and not the Bluebell that changed the bunker. However that could well be why Hornby have not produced it as 263 . Since it had flared sides when I drove it thats how I remember it and need it to add to my collection of the locos I have driven.

I also think it looks much more atractive like that, but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder. If Bachmann can produce a model of Birch Grove in Umber with the name on the side then there is nothing wrong with a Hornby H duplicating a preserved example in its present condition. Smile

LC&DR

8136 posts

 I was rather hoping Hornby have made it possible to produce a flat sided bunker version too. I have also been awaiting Bachmann to make a version of the C with raised tender coal rails that were found on about a third of that class. .

Green trains are best!

34069

3 posts

Any guesses as to when the BR version will arrive ?    Seems to have gone quiet, or has the slow boat from China sunk ?  Lol.

Caiptean

525 posts

 @LC&DR - As built 263 had a flat sided bunker

 

I just wonder if this was changed during overhaul at some point in the past?

 

Cetainly the bunkers and cabs of the R1 class were changed (swapped) upon overhaul - that is why there are more R1 variations than the class of 16. Might be worth consulting DL Bradley's publications......  Smile

Modelling British Rail's Southern Region 1956-61 - I enjoy life - it gives me something to do!

walkingthedog

16288 posts

Watched a programme the other day that said 8 containers fall off ships every week, or was it every day, might be in one of them. Surprised

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

Caiptean

525 posts

 @wtd - what are you doing in a container or have I misunderstood?   Laughing

Modelling British Rail's Southern Region 1956-61 - I enjoy life - it gives me something to do!

walkingthedog

16288 posts

It's a cheap way to travel Laughing

 

Be just Hornbys luck that one of theirs fell into the Atlantic. 

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

RogerB

2164 posts


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@ WTD

 

It was in Blue Planet II - I can't remember either, but I think it was weekly. Anyway,

it was a lot of stock. R-

OO Gauge : RM Pro : Elite (v1.42) : Dell Laptop W10 : 13 Locomotives

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