Classic UK Minitrix Models  -  Model Variations

There are 4 variations of the same model in UK guise, and these are listed in the table below.  Only the first two were ever marketed by Hornby, and as far as I can tell, all of them were supplied in the later style hard plastic display case, rather than the card and polystyrene boxes that were used for earlier models.


N210 Class 47
'County of Norfolk' 47170
Introduced New in 1982, originally advertised in an early catalogue picture as 'Vulcan'.  The later catalogue for 1982 showed 47170, County of Norfolk - both showing the same 12966 model number.  Marketed in the UK by Hornby Minitrix as N210 in a plastic box.
51-2958-00 N219 Class 47
'Queen Mother'
Another class 47, identical except for the body shell to the 47170.  Listed in the catalogues as 12958, but also as 51-2966-50 - presumably acknowledging that it was derived from 51-2966-00 County of Norfolk.  This is a rare deviation from the Trix tradition that complete locos have 00 as their last two digits. The model was also marketed in the UK by Hornby Minitrix as N219.  The full size diesel was named by Her Majesty in October 1982.  I am only guessing that the Minitrix model came out in time for Christmas, since the only differences seem to be the number and the nameplate.
51-2024-00     Class 47
Railfreight Unnamed, Grey
The two later class 47s appeared as new items in the 1987 MiniTrix catalogue, just after Hornby had stopped marketing the models.  I have the Railfreight grey model and the body appears to be from the same mould as the previous two class 47's, as does the intercity version which appeared at the same time.
51-2025-00     Class 47
Inter City

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