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Old 13-07-2017, 11:16 AM   #11
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This is Hornby's bestselling loco. The story of Alan Pegler and how he went bankrupt after purchasing the Flying Scotman has been told many times. This is a loco which Pegler made famous and now it is famous for being famous. This accolade is not without its critics, but you can't help loving the Flying Scotsman - it is such a romantic story. I deliberately didn't buy one because I thought it was hackneyed, but I was given one as a birthday surprise. This is my first TTS loco.

I think it makes a good layout test loco. Loads of things for DCC users to experiment with.
I was not saying that the Flying Scotsman, which was originally a train and not a Locomotive was not a nice model. I was only saying why so many year after year diferent versions. I have about 15 versions of Scotsman's . If i get any more will be running out of space. There are so many on the bay they are about the cheapest priced selling loco. You can pick up nice versions between £20 to £30 and the special's fetch a bit more.
I would like to see them bring diferent locos out for a change. I know they have to make the best of the tooling they have in factory. The other problem is, when they do release a loco they do quite limited runs so buy the time you get around to buying one they have run out and none are available. That has happened me few times as I am not one lucky ones on here who seem to have bottomless pockets. John
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Old 13-07-2017, 01:01 PM   #12
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I agree John, they keep on turning out the same old names, not very imaginative
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I agree John, they keep on turning out the same old names, not very imaginative
They produce what sells - and that's the Flying Scotsman!
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Yes 4vep I know what you mean when you say they products that sell. But they could produce some more diferent names and numbers instead of putting 4472 on all of them. Few more liveries as well would make more choice and a more interesting range at nil cost to Hornby. Would not be much of a problem for Hornby just to offer a wider range of the same thing. All the parts are the same with one or two exceptioins. IE the smokebox differance of the A3 for one, or perhapse the banjoe boiler vale cover on some.
Enjoy your Scotty but I bet it will not be long before you would like a different name and number to go with it unless you just want to do the modern image version.
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They'd sell more if they had different names. You only really need one FS and if that's all they make everybody will only buy one. If they made 5 names everybody 'might' buy 5. Yes I know there are some who have several models of the FS, strange people , but they obviously like A1/3's so would like lots more names.
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Non Of my Scotsman's make any noise. It's heaven................John
I am a Scottish gentleman. In Scotland, a gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipes but doesnít.
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I am a Scottish gentleman. In Scotland, a gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipes but doesnít.
Does that apply when you are not in Scotland? Is a Flying Scotsman wearing a kilt in a high wind?
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I sold my spare flying Scotsman and bought the TTS and gold plated version for the cabinet, but I did like the wartime Black with deflectors but stopped myself from buying it.
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I am a Scottish gentleman. In Scotland, a gentleman is someone who can play the bagpipes but doesnít.
I was always given to understand that a gentleman is someone who gets out of the bath to have a weeee.

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