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Old 02-26-2019, 01:10 PM
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Mallard

For the real railway paper fans - you may want to go no further ;-)))

This model is from the same "railway shed" as the Flying Scotsman I reviewed a few months ago.

As I mentioned back then this is really a 3D puzzle and according to the packing, can be completed without cutting or gluing in 3 to 4 hours.

However, this is one of the best 3D puzzles I've seen and I can't think of a kit that is "proper".

All my earlier comments about the Flying Scotsman apply here. parts fit well - too well in some cases, the instructions are easy to follow and it took me more than 12 hours to make. Cutting off the tabs and filling the gaps together with painting edges took up most of the extra time.

From my point of view having a model that is a good representation of the real thing is better than nothing - and Hornby's model at 230 is rather more than I could afford :-)
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Old 02-26-2019, 01:44 PM
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Very nice. The only other Mallard paper kits that I know of is from Fiddlers Green, and one that I bought about 20 years ago from Bob Bell of the Old Strathcona Museum.
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Old 02-26-2019, 03:11 PM
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She's a beauty! My train simulator game allows me to get on the footplate and drive the Mallard really fast. Wheeeeeeee!
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Old 02-26-2019, 08:35 PM
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I agree! That's one of the best "no glue" model kits I've seen in a long time.
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:33 PM
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Looks good to my eye, and it captures the look of the Mallard.

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Old 02-26-2019, 09:40 PM
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Looks good, sir!
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:03 AM
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Very nice build Mike. You've cleaned up the tabs exceptionally well.

I was surprised to find how few models are available of this venerable speed record breaker. The Hornby one is just a bit eye-watering I agree. I felt sure that there MUST have been a MicroModel version issued, but research shows that although they did put out a Blue liveried LNER 4.6.2. Pacific A4 Class loco, it wasn't specifically the "Mallard". Perhaps it was issued before she made the run.



Interesting reunion of Pacific Class Locos ... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...f-century.html
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:44 AM
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Thanks for mentioning the Micro kit John. I think I may have this also in my ever-increasing pile.
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:43 AM
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Nice looking. Does it float?
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:28 PM
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