GWR_fan wrote:The Hornby Grange is on a par with the Castle for quality, but alas the last release was 2007. The originator did ask for an 'express' locomotive. I do not think that the Grange and Hall really fall in this category although no doubt they did stand in numerous times for such duties.
I would consider a recently released Bachmann Hall in favour of the similarly priced Hornby 'design clever' Hall release.
Actually Halls and Granges were mixed traffic locos that were more than capable of hauling express passenger trains. Don`t for get the County class another popular loco with crews.
Was`nt there a Hornby Grange released last year ?