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?
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.