20 years ago
Actually the Airfix molds are still being used and the kits sold under the name/company Dapol Model Railway Products :-)
Robert Lundin _______________
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D> > anyone build the 1/87 kits? Seems like quite a subject diversion.
email@example.com (Jinxx1) wrote in news:20030829083113.28408.00000102@mb- m03.aol.com:
Con-Cor released at least 2 1/87 locos4-6-4 Hudson Chessi System 4-8-8-4 Big Boy Union Pacific
Probably variants of thier electric locos.
Anyone taken a look at the new Revell HO Big Boy? Is it a genuinely new mould, or related to this Con-Cor kit? Interested in opinions, Cheers, Bill.
It is. If I remember the chronology right, it was first Monogram, then Con-Cor, then to Revell-Monogram. Nice static kit, I built one and donated it to my local hobby shop.
The 4-6-4 was moulded with the wheels and valve gear solid making it non-rolling. The Big Boy was free rolling.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
I've got the BR50 and BR41 ESCI kits and also a Revell GM BR18 with two passenger cars calling itself "The Orient Express". All three loks look like they were cut by the same hand, so may be that there was some sort of relationship there (also you have an Italian company doing two German locomotives, which is a bit odd.)
Getting away from that they are excellent static pieces and quite useful for HO scale.
As noted if you want to do 1/72 use the Airfix (ex-Kitmaster) locomotives and Airfix/Dapol cars, or any commercial UK items from other companies such as Hornby.
Cookie Sewell AMPS
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