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Hornby's N15 King Arthur loco Model Variations

The following 2 images compare the old and the new models (Sir Dinadan and Excalibur), representing 30 years of development by Hornby.
 
R103 R2580
 
The following table lists the first version of the N15 King Arthur produced in the years 1976 to 1978. These details have been taken from the 5th Edition of Ramsay's British Model Trains Catalogue.
 
Cat Nº Loco Nº Name Livery Years Manufactured
R154 795 Sir Dinadan Gloss SR Malachite Green 1976 - 1977
R154 795 Sir Dinadan Matt SR Malachite Green 1978
 
As well as different liveries, Hornby has also incuded other variations which should be born in mind when selecting a model for purchase conversion or re-numbeing. Graham 'Muz' Muspratt has reproduced the table below of information regarding the Hornby latest models with to these variations.
 
Cat Nº Name Livery Designer Chimney Tender 1 Emblem Weath'd Year
R2580 736 Excalibur Maunsell post '31 Urie Standard 8 wheel 5,000 gal Southern No 2007
R2581 30764 Sir Gawain BR Brunswick Maunsell Standard 8 wheel 5,000 gal BR early crest Yes 2007
R2582 30803 Sir Harry le Fiske Lake BR Brunswick Maunsell Standard 6 wheel 3500 gal BR early crest small No 2007
R2583 30453 King Arthur BR Brunswick Urie Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal BR late emblem No 2007
R2620 746 Pendragon Bulleid Malachite Urie Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal Southern No 2007
R2621 30799 Sir Ironside BR Brunswick Maunsell Standard 6 wheel 3500 gal BR early crest small Yes 2007
R2622 30778 Sir Pelleas BR Brunswick Maunsell Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal BR early crest small No 2007
R2623 30755 The Red Knight BR Brunswick Maunsell Lemaître 8 wheel 5000 gal BR early crest small No 2007
R2623 30755 King Uther BR Brunswick Urie Lemaître 8 wheel 5000 gal BR early crest small No 2007
 
R2581 R2583
R2582 R2580
 
Cat Nº Name Livery Designer Chimney Tender 1 Emblem Weath'd Year
R2638 30777 Sir Lamiel BR Brunswick Maunsell Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal BR late emblem No 2008 2
R2723 751 Etarre Maunsell post '31 Urie Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal Southern No 2009
R2724 30800 Sir Mileaus De Lile BT Brunswick Maunsell Standard 6 wheel 3500 gal BR early crest small No 2009
R2725 30450 Sir Kay BT Brunswick Urie Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal BR late emblem No 2009
R2836 767 Sir Valence Maunsell post '31 Maunsell Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal Southern No 2010
R2905 30452 Sir Meligrance BR Brunswick Urie Standard 8 wheel 4500 gal BR early crest small No 2010 3
R3075 785 Sir Mador De La Portt Maunsell post '31 Maunsell Standard 8 wheel 5000 gal Southern No 2011 4
 
  1: 5000 gal tenders have outside bogies, 4500 gal tenders are "watercarts".
2: NRM model.
3: Pete Waterman Collection edition.
4: Royal Mail limited edition.
 
R2620 R2621
R2622 R2623

First photograph is copyright John Russell, other illustrations courtesy of Hornby

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