Tuesday, 9 November 2010
"Hornby's Thompson L1"
It's arrived...just unpacked it now...
I can see a problem straight away, however...
...I'm going to have to get another one!!
The model is just exquisite. The detail on this model is breathtaking, and regardless of the front frames/front pony truck issue highlighted in Model Rail, I will say that it's the best Hornby Steam Locomotive ever produced.
Mine's the split-footplate version, and judging by the pics of the green ones, it captures its prototype every bit as accurately as they do. The difference in front steps, and overall "look" - all spot on. The model is literally romping away with five bachmann Mk1s as I type, and I have no doubt it could take at least six or seven more. This model oozes power, and really looks like an L1.
With apologies to Model Rail - it really IS one "L of a model"!!!
Hornby, if the new B17s are half as good, I'll be a happy man indeed.
Until next time!