Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The happy face of Truro

City with Face

This is the model people want. Never mind all the niggles about minor detail points on the NRM/Bachmann "City of Truro", what everyone wants is one with a face on it !

Technically, it's completely prototypical too, as Truro did visit Sodor and became friends with Duck (GWR engines stick together like hoddies around the doorway of an off-licence) so there can be no complaints about accuracy.

Incidentally Steve, if you are reading this, don't worry, I didn't pull the front off your new engine, it's all thanks to the joys of photoshop that we enjoy the model in this form. Of course if anyone does fancy one of these, the City smokebox and Hornby face are both 17mm in diameter so the conversion wouldn't be difficult - that's until the NRM commissions it's own version of course ! (Probably at the start of April)

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1 comment:

Trevor Edwards said...

I can see what you're saying Phil, but I'm reasonably sure I like it better without the face! Maybe I'm weird?