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SThe Engine Shed - Bringing you up-to-date with the Lord Nelson!

@Sailed The Seven Seas

I have a couple of questions. You've said that Lords Hood and Hawke can't be produced, but you haven't said why. Can you clarify that for us all?

I'd like to rename Sir Francis Drake, but am wondering if every loco of this class was unique in some way, be it design, tender, blastpipes, etc. Are any of the locos exact sisters?

Hello STSS,

 

Hornby have already stated why they cannot cater for the 2 above mentioned locos. Hornby gave a detailed reason as to why in their "The Engine Shed" blog. See below.

 

You’ll be pleased to hear that we have tooled the class to offer as many examples as possible, through the Maunsell, Bulleid and BR modifications. This means that almost everything can be covered from 1926 to 1962. However, there are some notable exceptions, ‘Lord Hood’, with its smaller driving wheels, can’t be modelled and ‘Lord Hawke’ cannot be produced before 1955 due to its longer boiler.

Have a look at my latest "detailing projects" and "CAD" work here... https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/forum/post/view/topic_id/17645/?p=1

@Tony57

Hi

Looking forward to the release of Lord Nelson Class for my collection, my only moan is that Lord Nelson it self is not being released in Southern Green  As one of the national collection loco that is her true colours. May be next year?  

It has probably been kept back for Locomotion Models to do it as a limited edition as part of its National Collection In Miniature range.

 

Meanwhile, I've always been a little diappointed that Hornby hasn't done this King Arthur... 

 

 

gowest

741 posts

Looks great and fine detail good pity no pictures of the cab

ken

choralc

1050 posts

So is that one called "Sir Triceratops'?

choralc Mareeba, FNQ, Australia. British Railway Modellers of Australia #1370. Far North Queensland Model Railway Club. RailMaster (ACER/Vista OS), eLink, Elite, Select (yeah, yeah, I know). OO and N.

Caiptean

1829 posts

@Postman Prat

You're right WTD. I believe some of the others had minor differences as well but LC&DR 8and Caiptean know better than me.

 

In terms of significant differences all the LN's received setf trimming bunkers, large diameter chimneys and Bulleid pattern cylinders* at various times in the period 1937 to 1946. Snifting valves were removed 1947-1949.

 

857 Lord Howe had a taper boiler 1937 to 1942 and again 1943 to 1945.

860 had a long boiler fitted in 1926.

862 had a double chimney 1934 to 1939

862 had a double chimney 1938 to 1939

 

* 30853 in 1958, 30858 in 1951, 30863 not fitted, 864 in 1948

I enjoy life - it gives me something to do! - especially modelling BR's Southern Region 1955-61.

Deepfat

66 posts

All I want in a Lord Nelson is to recreate the front of the 2018 Hornby catalog. A lord Nelson avec smoke deflectors and some nice blue coaches off a boat train

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