Corgi railway models

Corgi railway models

Postby richardedmonds » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:15 pm

Well maybe the TT fraternity is expanding into other areas at last. Corgi the diecast model company is releasing two British diecast locomotives in 1:120 scale. Mallard and Flying Scotsman, I wonder why they chose this particular scale for a venture of this kind.
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:01 pm

Richard do you have a link?
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby richardedmonds » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:04 pm

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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby ConducTTor » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:08 pm

richardedmonds wrote:I wonder why they chose this particular scale for a venture of this kind.


Probably testing the tt waters before they invest a bunch of money into it? Hopefully....

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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby richardedmonds » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:17 pm

Probably testing the tt waters before they invest a bunch of money into it? Hopefully....

Thats what intriguing me, why would corgi who have to my knowledge never done anything in such a small scale as TT suddenly bring out loco's primarily aimed at a British market in a scale that is alien to the UK. I could well understand it at 3mm or maybe 1:100 however that said I am rejoicing in the fact that they have done it. I just hope it is not the same as the old Lionel 1:120 range that somebody told me was supposed to be done in N scale and resulted in someone getting sacked over it. Problem is I have to buy one to see if they are any good
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby TTTerrific » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:27 pm

richardedmonds wrote:Hi Alex try this http://www.corgi.co.uk/shop/rail-legends/


I tried this link. It's valid. The two photos--if accurate--show what appear to be very well detailed well painted locos. I noted also that the models (at least the "Flying Scotsman") are "out of stock." (!?) Interesting.
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby dileTTante » Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:33 pm

If Corgi are so adventurous maybe they'd make wheels and bogies for someone who wants to produce TT models of N. American diesels.
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:36 pm

At the end of the Corgi link are:

LNER_Mallard_Corgi2011.jpg
Mallard


LNER_FlyingScotsman_Corgi2011.jpg
Flying Scotsman


http://www.corgi.co.uk/shop/rail-legends/
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby Richard-B » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:42 pm

... and since I model exclusively US prototype... I'll probably have to get the Flying Scotsman.

It toured the US and ended-up in San Francisco! ...prior to being repatriated back to the UK.

Some history at:
http://www.lner.info/locos/A/a1a3a10.shtml
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Re: Corgi railway models

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:24 am

One thing I noticed in those pics is the spokes on the wheels are not really spokes. Still though,not bad at all for $60.
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