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24.10.2014
As with all models of this age that have not been regularly used for some time, the loco would benefit from some lubrication of the running gear, a little loving care and be given the opportunity to "stretch it's legs" for a while on some track!
The locomotive and tender has very little paint damage, is in near mint condition, fully operational and appears to have been little used from the condition of the centre pick-up and general wheel wear. Both coaches are in similarly excellent near mint condition, roofs are excellent, very minor paint damage limited to a couple of small scratches on the sides.
The box is complete and intact but does have some wear (see photo) - one end flap has detached and been repaired with clear tape. This set would make a superb addition to any collection - I ran Silver King (along with Ludlow Castle) as a child so this brings back very fond memories of my twin-oval 3-rail track, and I am sure will not disappoint anyone else wanting to re-live similar nostalgic moments! I wanted a diesel engine for ages but dad always shyed away from getting one believing that diesel killed steam off, eventually i think he just gave up and bought 1 to keep me quite. We never had any major problems with this loco, it was always first out to make sure all the track was fine after dad had laid it and last to be put away as i wanted to use it. I can remember it been re magnetised once, this happened when we got it out for a layout and it was awfully slow, unfortunately it just had to be put to one side until we could send it away to be sorted. Only recently we found out it had the wrong tender, mine would appear to have the tender from Silver King but the matt Version, probably cock up when someone was playing with these trains and put the wrong tender away with my Mallard. Mallard was in service until 1963 where it had covered a staggering 1.5 million miles, London to Perth in Western Australia is only 9,000 miles.


For some reason Mallard went through 12 boilers in her working career, something that is strange yet rings home to me is boiler number 3 8907 which came from Silver King and was fitted 1 August 1946. The good old faithful Duchess of Montrose, the one that always seemed to take a back seat in my memory of Hornby.
The Picture below shows the Duchess of Montrose in a matt finish but ours was gloss, so unless there was a matt version I’m not to sure. Rearly did the Duchess ever give any problems, if i remember rightly it never liked going over crossing sections of track.
I can remember this been brought home one Saturday afternoon, so in my mind it probably came from york. It also was a regional train as it was based up in Gateshead for many years and was then transferred to Ferryhill in 1963, it was withdrawn from service in late 1965 and was scrapped by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap. The yellow piping on the bodywork really makes the City Of Liverpool stand out, i don’t think this ever got re magnatised, probably due to it not been used often and not pulling a full rake of coaches. This is one of my favourite Loco’s that my dad has, when i was younger i was fascinated by the smaller wheels that the 8F locohad. Since the track was only laid down once or twice a year this is one of those locos that started of slow and needing warming up on first run and then it would be fine. In my memory i think its been re magnetised once, they main issue is the solder gets weak that connectors the power tender to the loco and this often snapped.


When mallard Broke the speed record it was only 5 months old, so it was run in nicely but not overly loose like some of the older A4’s. When i was little he only had 2 trians A little tank and this the A4 Pacific with 2 coaches. To say its not box its in pretty good good condition and so are the 2 coaches, i know that he hasn’t expanded on the coaches that come with the Silver King, but it does pull the Plum and Custard British Rail coaches well. Hornby also did A Matt Model of the Silver King which is more rare and harder to come by, and it  seems to of eluded my dad for years. It would pull and pull all day it could be laden down with a good 10 petrol tankers and still pull well. If you have a larger layout then we’ve found that putting and other controller to feed power around the 2nd half of the track pays dividends as theres no dip in power around the tack. One think that always intrigued me was the fact that the coal in the tender was in smaller chunks compared to those of the A4’s.



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