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Author Topic: A tale of Two Locomotives - Minitrix Warship Class 42 1st and 2nd Generation  (Read 1297 times)

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Offline grahame

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I purchased a rather well used but serviceable 1st gen version (BR blue) a while back and after repairing the drive training (coupling had worked loose) it has run pretty nicely.

I just acquired my 2nd generation version, this time the dark green Intrepid model. The easiest way to tell the versions apart is to look at the under body line. The 1st gen has a very easily spotted gap below the side cab window, this is because the buffer beam is attached to the bogie, not so with the 2nd gen version

Both of them run pretty nicely, I would say the 2nd gen wins out in my case by beong quieter and less raspy. Both of these cost me between 20 and 30 quid so I am pretty pleased. There seems to be a huge variaiton in what these go for on eBay. I think my 1st gen had a repaint, not brilliant but acceptable. Certainly worth getting one but beware, a lot of these have be repainted and so you should look at the photos really carefully.

Of course in terms of realism the newer Graham Farish Class 42 wins hands down. I have a "Kelly"..just don't look at them both at the same time... :no:
« Last Edit: June 26, 2015, 12:44:13 PM by grahame »

Online Bob G

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Hello there.

Actually your Hermes is the Mark 2 version and Intrepid is the Mark 3 version.

The difference between the Mark 1 and Mark 2 is not much. The Mark 1 has a totally metal chassis and the mark 2 has a plastic insert in the base between the bogies.

Only Hermes in Blue was a Mark 2 (and then a Mark 3). All other early warships, be they in blue, maroon or green, were mark 1.

Their prices reflect rareity as well as being boxed in the right boxes! Hermes and Intrepid were some of the most common, hence your "luck" at getting them cheap!


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The Hermes has been renumbered to 832, which was named Onslaught.

Pete @ EGLM


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