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43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
by windsor_lad
Can anyone advise how I could obtain an 'OO' scale model of 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER ?

Re: 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:06 pm
by pdeaves
How are your modelling skills? It shouldn't be too difficult to convert another model power car. I have an idea that a conversion article appeared in the model press a couple of years ago (probably Model Rail); can anyone elucidate further?

Re: 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:47 pm
by webmaster
Hornby did a model of 43014 as their R3366 (a twinpack with 43062). They also produced the coaches to enable a complete New Measurement Train to be modeled. A web search suggests a few stockists may still have this available (and secondhand from eBay).

The problem is that it depicts 43014 before naming with a large "Network Rail" logo on the side of the power car so it would still need a bit of work (from the photographs on the website the logo was removed before the naming).

David

Re: 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:42 pm
by MisterC
And 43014 has had a new logo for a while now see here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrc31176/30182754184/

Re: 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:00 pm
by MisterC
43062 and 43014 down through Royston at 15:53 on the usual once every 4th Monday NR HST trip to Cambridge.

Re: 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:32 pm
by windsor_lad
Hornby have now released an 00 scale model of 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER paired with 43013 MARK CARNE. Reference is R3769. They are now available from the Rails of Sheffield and Hattons where they are priced at £260.