Hey, I model O-gauge steam era circa 1900 so it was news to me!
Now if they brought out a ready-to-run O-scale City of Truro which
could be easily backdated by removing the top feed and shortening the
That would be a good one to make because it was so long lived, to the
point of running main line steam specials in the modern era.
As long as they get round the problems of the bogie inside the frame
which means a proper one instead of one that just goes along for the
ride. Most model 4-4-0s are like 0-4-0s with a long overhand and a
bogie with too much side play that doesn't do anything. They could
even make the driving axles like a bogie with limited swivel. You can
hide a lot behind outside frames.
I bet they'd sell more than do Falcons.
"Peter Tomlin" wrote
Hornby's version of the mini-tension-lock coupling is very slightly longer
than that used by Bachmann and Heljan, and may possibly solve your problem.
They do one with an NEM socket which should be a direct replacement.
Mine came today and was immediately impounded by she who must be
obeyed, without me even getting to look at the box.
Prepare for ridiculous prices on Ebay. I see one is already =A3135 'buy
it now price'.
However, well done to the Heljan Santa.