Paul Kelly, Consumer Correspondent
21st January 2008
" .......... One of the latest such serial magazines is The Flying
Scotsman Locomotive series, which week by week contains parts so
buyers can build a model of the famous locomotive piece by piece.
Priced at about =807.50, buyers have to purchase an issue every week for
two-and-a-half years at a total cost of =80937 before they finish
building the model locomotive.
But for about =80180 they could buy a Hornby model railway set featuring
the Flying Scotsman locomotive, three carriages as well as track and a
The train, the first steam locomotive in the world to reach 100 miles
per hour, was built in 1923 at a cost of =A37,944 (sterling) =97 equal to
the cost of 13 week-by-week models of the Flying Scotsman today. "
14 years ago